package lintian 2.5.43 [modified: usr/share/doc/lintian/api.html/index.html usr/share/doc/lintian/changelog.gz usr/share/lintian/commands/lintian usr/share/lintian/frontend/dplint] failed to install/upgrade: package lintian is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')

Bug #1696790 reported by Sekhar Suman Chintanippu on 2017-06-08
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lintian (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

couldn't able to install any application from software center
It shows the following
Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: lintian 2.5.43 [modified: usr/share/doc/lintian/api.html/index.html usr/share/doc/lintian/changelog.gz usr/share/lintian/commands/lintian usr/share/lintian/frontend/dplint]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-54.57~16.04.1-generic 4.8.17
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-54-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Jun 8 11:44:19 2017
DuplicateSignature:
 package:lintian:2.5.43 [modified: usr/share/doc/lintian/api.html/index.html usr/share/doc/lintian/changelog.gz usr/share/lintian/commands/lintian usr/share/lintian/frontend/dplint]
 Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
 dpkg: error processing package lintian (--configure):
  package lintian is not ready for configuration
ErrorMessage: package lintian is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-06-08 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20170215.2)
PackageArchitecture: all
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.2
 apt 1.2.20
SourcePackage: lintian
Title: package lintian 2.5.43 [modified: usr/share/doc/lintian/api.html/index.html usr/share/doc/lintian/changelog.gz usr/share/lintian/commands/lintian usr/share/lintian/frontend/dplint] failed to install/upgrade: package lintian is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sekhar Suman Chintanippu (sesu) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lintian (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
lamby (lamby) wrote :

Looks like you are not running as a superuser?

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