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Old 25. May 2010, 01:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by torresmagnifico View Post

torres@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a

[sudo] password for torres:

dpkg: status database area is locked by another process

My guess is that while you open the Terminal, you have your Synaptic Package Manager running and that locked the database area.

Try to close the Synaptic Package Manager (or even re-start the system if needed) and enter the command via the Terminal again.

I believe you can solve it while your cup of tea is still hot.
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