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#1 Keith1

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

I'm running Mint 13 - Mate desktop environment.

Everything was running great until I tried something and messed my system up. I was looking through some links I had saved, and "just for the heck of it" I wanted to see what the info in this one would show. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/cleaning-up-all-unnecessary-junk-files-in-ubuntu.html

Looking through the options, the best I can determine when the problem started was around the Deborphan or GtkOrphan part.

When I try to run update/upgrade via terminal, I get the message in the first pic. When I try to access Synaptic via GUI, I get the message in the second pic.

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#2 mrfingerz

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

I've had that before, pretty sure doing

	

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock

and then updating cured it :)
It's nice to be important, it's much more important to be nice.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

Thank you - worked perfectly!!! I've been 'test driving it a bit' to be sure. I've saved that command in case I get 'overly brave' again - lol!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

You're welcome. I think a failed installation of java caused the problem for me, I've not used the deb or gtkorphan. I use Bleachbit personallly and haven't had any problems with it thus far. Glad you've got it sorted :)
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