Answers for "could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend ubuntu"


Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

Method 1
ps aux | grep -i apt
sudo kill -9 <process_id>

Method 2

sudo lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock
sudo lsof /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
sudo lsof /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

sudo kill -9 <process_id>

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt update
Posted by: Guest on September-03-2020

E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?

$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0004' near line 0:
newline in field name '#padding'
Posted by: Guest on November-03-2020

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