Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it?
I get this error when trying to use
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?
How can I fix this?
You can delete the lock file with the following command:
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
You may also need to delete the lock file in the cache directory
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
After that, try opening Synaptic again.
XX Changed status to publish February 18, 2022