Adding firestarter

Bug #335266 reported by jeremy on 2009-02-27
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Bug Description

Unable to get exclusive lock

This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) is already running. Please close that application first.

jeremy (jines-24) wrote :

I am new to Ubuntu so any info would be of great help.

Miloš Mandarić (mandzo18) wrote :

Can you be more specific? What you were trying to do. Did you run Synaptic(Package manager)?

I was adding games through add/remove programs. Then I decided to add the driver for my video card ATI Radeon 9200 because a game froze on me. That is when it started saying that. I think the ATI Catalyst Center had something to do with not being able to run another package manager. Had all kinds of problems so I just formatted and reinstalled which worked for me. It runs great so far. I like Ubuntu to much to just do away with it over a driver. Seriously windows is more of a headache with installing drivers than Ubuntu ever thought about being.

> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:50:16 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 335266] Re: Adding firestarter
>
> Can you be more specific? What you were trying to do. Did you run
> Synaptic(Package manager)?
>
> --
> Adding firestarter
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/335266
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Unable to get exclusive lock
>
> This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) is already running. Please close that application first.

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Miloš Mandarić (mandzo18) wrote :

This is not a bug. You can't run two package managers(Add/ remove and Synaptic for example) at same time. You shouldn't reinstall you system so fast.

jeremy (jines-24) wrote :

I am so glad I did reinstall because it works better than ever now. Now I am trying to setup the evolution email and confused but other than that I love Ubuntu

> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:33:34 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 335266] Re: Adding firestarter
>
> This is not a bug. You can't run two package managers(Add/ remove and
> Synaptic for example) at same time. You shouldn't reinstall you system
> so fast.
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Status: Incomplete => Invalid
>
> --
> Adding firestarter
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/335266
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Ubuntu: Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> Unable to get exclusive lock
>
> This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) is already running. Please close that application first.

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