/var/cache/apt/archives/lock has a problem

Bug #366566 reported by Okumu on 2009-04-25
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

I was trying to update my software, when i got that error. Saying that it could not lock download directory... I am using Ubuntu 8.10. I had just reinstalled the OS, before when i updated the software, it was all good. This time all hell has broken loose...

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
Package: yelp 2.24.0-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

Okumu (okumu-oriaro) wrote :
Paul Gevers (paul-climbing) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . Unfortunately I am not able to tell to which package this bug belongs to because you don't explain with what program you update your software. Could you please specify the correct package?

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete

I use the software updater that comes with Ubuntu

Paul Gevers (paul-climbing) wrote :

If I interpret the last comment correctly, this bug belongs to update-manager.

affects: ubuntu → update-manager (Ubuntu)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Paul Gevers (paul-climbing) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Could you please add the log files from '/var/log/dist-upgrade/' to this bug report as separate attachments? Thanks in advance.

tags: added: intrepid2jaunty
Okumu (okumu-oriaro) wrote :

Okay, i've very new to Linux. This is the first Linux OS i have ever
used... The first time i installed it, it worked well. But i had to
reformat my drive to create better partitions, so i had to reinstall
it. I've succeeded in updating the software, but problem is now my
sound drivers aren't working... Could you help me out?

On 29/04/2009, Paul Gevers <email address hidden> wrote:
> Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. Could you please add the log files from '/var/log/dist-upgrade/'
> to this bug report as separate attachments? Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Tags added: intrepid2jaunty
>
> --
> /var/cache/apt/archives/lock has a problem
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/366566
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “update-manager” source package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> I was trying to update my software, when i got that error. Saying that it
> could not lock download directory... I am using Ubuntu 8.10. I had just
> reinstalled the OS, before when i updated the software, it was all good.
> This time all hell has broken loose...
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
> Package: yelp 2.24.0-0ubuntu2
> ProcEnviron:
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: yelp
> Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686
>

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

When did the error occur? Did it happen again? What command did you run then?

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Okumu (okumu-oriaro) wrote :

It occurred right after installation. I couldn't run any command. So as is
the norm, when confronted by a problem, i rebooted the computer, about
twice. Then finally the updater began working. But i still can't find
drivers for the sound card...

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Since this report have a long time without activity, please could you check (if is possible) in latest version included in Karmic if this issue is still happening? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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