SystemError: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

Asked by dishantbt05 on 2009-10-30

today i installed the Karmic kola 9.10 64 bit version of ubuntu and receiving error "SystemError: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock" upon updating the graphics driver and other updates.
Also the update manager is not able to install updates due to this error.
Thanking You

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Solved by:
Colin Ian King
Solved:
2009-10-31
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2009-10-31
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2009-10-30
Best Colin Ian King (colin-king) said : #1

If you've rebooted your machine and you still get this error then why not just remove it. Open up an console and type:

sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

See if that helps

dishantbt05 (dishantbt05) said : #2

Thanking.
The issue is resolved after rebooting. Now i am able to install updates.

JOE (joejaco) said : #3

hi i wanted to install the driver for 3D ATI Radeon, and i'm new to UB and it automatically tried to download but it kinda stopped at a download period of 60% and then i got this mess SystemError: Failed to lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock and it stopped de downloadin then its not workin again

help........!!

Muthukumar (pmuthu6) said : #4

thx