I tried to install jdk/jre:
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre-headless
However, I got this message:
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?
I cannot get git to install either, so I don’t think it is a problem with the specific package I selected. What that error means, and how to deal with it?
Here is Solutions:
We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
Do you have the GUI package manager/or update manager programs running? If so there’s a conflict, simply close those programs down and your command line should work.
This should be used as last resource. If you use this carelessly you can end with a broken system. Please evaluate other answers first before trying this.
You can delete the lock file with the following command:
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
After that, try installing again.
This is what worked for me:
1) Open a terminal
2) sudo dpkg –configure -a
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂