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Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock

Updated 20 May 2014

While doing apt-get in debian systems we often get this type of error

<strong>E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory</strong> <strong>/var/lib/apt/lists/</strong>

Simply delete the directory

# rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/

Then try to do apt-get you will be able to retrieve what resourse you want from the repository.

Njoy :p :)

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