RE: Aptitude and apt-get
I've checked, and there are no other instances of either apt-get or aptitude
running. Further, the appropriate permissions are set to the directories
/var/cache/apt and /var/cache/apt/archives.
One question, however. Is the pid of either apt-get or aptitude stored in a
*.pid file that either may check?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 4:10 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Aptitude and apt-get
> Mike Kuhar, 2002-Sep-10 13:43 -0400:
> > Thanks for the reply, Jeff.
> > After reinstalling apt, aptitude and dpkg, I still had the
> same problem.
> > -mk
> Hmmm...the only time I see that message "could not lock the cache,
> opening in read-only mode" is when I have left aptitude open on
> another terminal somewhere, or running apt-get something somewhere.
> Check your processes to make sure you don't have any other instances
> of apt/dpkg running.
> The only other thing I can think of is permissions on the
> /var/cache/apt and /var/cache/apt/archives directories which should be
> drwxr-xr-x for both.
> Jeff Coppock Systems Engineer
> Diggin' Debian Admin and User
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