[HLUG] 'could not get lock (synaptic problem)'
grahamcole at nerdshack.com
Mon May 28 10:27:35 BST 2007
Thanks Julian, your hint was relevant but not enough to cure all of the troubles.
Many days later I got some help after a fresh post to Ubuntu forums. I fiddled about and now have Synaptic working in a complicated way, doing correcting commands each time. So there's still a problem. This should take you to the relevant forum page, in case you are curious about it :http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2731260#post2731260
On Sun, 06 May 2007 22:09:17 +0100
Julian Robbins <joolsr at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Hi Graham
> > Wonderful Synaptic package manager
> > 2 May, 2007 - 20:05 --- graham
> > Somehow when using Synaptic there was an interruption, the downloading
> > stopped and Synaptic got broken. My system may be trying to carry on
> > where it left off because when I try to invoke Synaptic or use a
> > command with dpkg in it there is a no go situation because something
> > else is already running.
> > As I use Ubuntu I asked for help in that forum. I got some answers but
> > let the trail go cold and no-one has been trying to help recently. If
> > a post is new then it gets looked at but old ones just get ignored I
> > think.
> > One gripe I have about forums is the unhelpful titles some people
> > write in with, not trying to define their problem. Hence searching to
> > find help in previous posts is a needle-in-haystack quest!
> > My problem has the title 'could not get lock (synaptic problem)'
> Referring to your blog post on our LUG website, (thanks !), I've got an
> idea to fix your problem.
> you could try
> sudo dpkg --configure -a
> This is normally used when a package breaks or when synaptic is
> interrupted, to clear up the mess. You actual error is an odd one.
> Or have a look at this post.
> Its not exactly the same issue as yours but sounds very similar.
> Tell us how you get on.
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