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Re: Corrupted security update package files

Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Trevor Vandale wrote:
> > /var/lib/apt/lists$ ls -l
> > -rw-r----- 1 root root       0 2011-12-03 21:54 lock
> What's the significance of this lock file?

That zero sized file is normal.  It is used by apt to semaphore itself
so that it doesn't run twice at the same time and corrupt the internal
state.  Have you ever notice apt complain that the database is locked?
There are several lock files here and there in the apt database.


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