Fix “Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/)” in Ubuntu

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66 Responses

  1. Ganesh says:

    I am getting these errors..

    Err:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful InRelease
    Could not resolve 'in.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-updates InRelease
    Could not resolve 'in.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-backports InRelease
    Could not resolve 'in.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err:4 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu artful InRelease
    Could not resolve 'archive.canonical.com'
    Err:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu artful-security InRelease
    Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com'
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/artful/InRelease Could not resolve 'in.archive.ubuntu.com'
    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/artful-updates/InRelease Could not resolve 'in.archive.ubuntu.com'
    W: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/artful-backports/InRelease Could not resolve 'in.archive.ubuntu.com'
    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/artful/InRelease Could not resolve 'archive.canonical.com'
    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/artful-security/InRelease Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com'
    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

  2. srujan says:

    Hi Sir,

    0% [Connecting to in.archive.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1360:8001:
    

    it is coming like this after typing given commands.

  3. Manal Shaikh says:

    thanks brother, its working! I recently bought a vps and it had the same issue but now its fixed. Thank you :)

  4. lucky says:

    thanks aaron

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