Software Center: Progress won't stop

Asked by Rahel on 2015-02-03

I wanted to install Dropbox from the Software Center. Now, a process called "Searching, Applying changes" does not stop progressing. The "Progress-Icon" indicates action, the bar on the righthand side of the sympol labelled "Searching, Applying changes" stays empty.

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2015-02-04
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How long have you waited and what data storage are you using for your OS? What CPU are you using?
What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; df -h

Thanks

Rahel (rahsuter) said : #2

I've waited for a day.

lsb_release: No LSB modules are available

uname: Linux

df:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 136556688 61222788 68397172 48% /
udev 1909392 4 1909388 1% /dev
tmpfs 384292 908 383384 1% /run
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
none 1921440 152 1921288 1% /run/shm

Thanks a lot!

That's nt the command I gave. If you COPY and paste the command I gave you won't botch it

Rahel (rahsuter) said : #4

Sorry, here, I try again:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; df -h
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux rsuter-laptop 3.2.0-75-generic #110-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 16 19:11:55 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 131G 59G 66G 48% /
udev 1.9G 4.0K 1.9G 1% /dev
tmpfs 376M 908K 375M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 1.9G 156K 1.9G 1% /run/shm

OK what is the output of :

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

You may be hit by this bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus-dropbox/+bug/1016559

Rahel (rahsuter) said : #6

sudo apt-get clean
[sudo] password for rsuter:
E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the download directory

sudo apt-get update
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

sudo apt-get upgrade
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/fixpackage
chmod +x ./fixpackage
sudo ./fixpackage

Despite your browser will render the first line as a hyperlink, COPY the command and paste to the terminal and it will download and run the script. It contains the lines from step 5 here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PackageManagerTroubleshootingProcedure

I'm lazy so made it into a simpler process.

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