dpkg: status database area is locked by another process
The Detail error message is :
dpkg: status database area is locked by another process 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?
This error might arise frequently in linux. There can be other way of fixing the problem.
I fix it by performing following step.
1. I run the ” rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock ” in terminal.
2. Then I run ” rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock ” .
Then I rebooted the linux(Ubuntu) Box.