Installation problem on a Droplet

Hi DigitalOcean,

I was trying to do an apt install and got the following error repeated over ad over.

“It is held by process 1 Waiting for cache lock: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend.”

I googled it, and was told that an update was probably taking place. I’ve waited and tried again several times. Do I just need to wait longer? Or does DigitalOcean for some reason not like tmux installations?

Thank you for your time norm

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August 15, 2022

Hello @normdunlop

Usually, this is the case, have you tried checking if there is already an existing process using the ps command? You can check this with the following command:

  1. ps aux | grep -i apt


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