I just ran what could be one of the dumbest command lines that I’ve run in years in Linux.
sudo apt-get install pidgin & sudo apt-get remove gaim
No really, I want to install pidgin and remove gaim in parallel!
Any apt user will tell you where I went wrong. Apt locks the dpkg database. Only one operation at a time please.
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?
I’m amazed that I even tried this. I blame Saturday morning foggy mind. I’ve only had 2/3 of a cup of coffee so far.
Reminder to self: don’t program or do important stuff with foggy mind. Tools nice enough to save you from yourself like dpkg are OK.