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Re: Isn't Linux supposed to "just work"? apt-get install ?

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____/ Marti Van Lin on Tuesday 18 Oct 2011 22:51 : \____

> On 18-10-11 23:39, Marti Van Lin wrote:
>> On 18-10-11 19:07, JEDIDIAH wrote:
>>> On 2011-10-12, Ralph Seaman<semen190092@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> We keep hearing over and over again about how installing Linux
>>>> applications "just works". Of course people who aren't lying SOB
>>>> Linux zealots know better, but here is a typical example of what the
>>>> average user is up against.
>>>> Oh and BTW, this is that Linux icon Roy Schestowitz attempting this
>>>> and like has been said already, anyone thinking of hiring this idiot
>>>> to maintain their systems has got to have a screw loose, as you will
>>>> see.
>>>> roy@roy:~$ apt-get install rekonq
>>>> (even *I* know what he did wrong here :)
>>>> schestowitz E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open
>>> Trying to run a system command as a normal user perhaps?
>>> Your errors are probably just basic Unix system security doing it's
>>> thing.
>>> If you can't handle the command line, use the GUI menu. It will even
>>> prompt you for the necessary password when the time comes. There's no
>>> reason to sabotage yourself.
>> Nope, Roy clearly has an instance of Synaptic, MUON, PackageKit or the
>> likes open on his desktop.
>> What happens here is that the package database is in use by another
>> process and thus access is denied.
> Oops I forgot to add: this also happens while a software update is in
> progress. The update manager has the package database in use then and
> thus access is denied, until the GUI package/update manager is terminated.

"Ralph Seaman" is just another one of _hundreds_ of fake names of Gary Stewart,
who is stalking IRC channels and taking things out of context. 

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