I don't know what I had running but I did a shut-down before going shopping
and after a reboot and something is happening. Thanks

 My problem is that I removed libreOffice to install Apache OpenOffice so I
don't really under stand what the output is telling me. Why would a removal
of LyX depend on some missing LibreOfice files?




john@john-K53U:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libreoffice-common
Suggested packages:
  libreoffice-style-breeze libreoffice-style-hicontrast
  libreoffice-style-human libreoffice-style-oxygen libreoffice-style-sifr
  libreoffice-style-tango
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libreoffice-common
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 100 not upgraded.
8 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/22.3 MB of archives.
After this operation, 84.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 366914 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libreoffice-common_1%3a5.1.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb ...
Unpacking libreoffice-common (1:5.1.3-0ubuntu1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive
/var/cache/apt/archives/libreoffice-common_1%3a5.1.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb
(--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/soffice', which is also in package
openoffice-debian-menus 4.1.2-9782
rmdir: failed to remove '/var/lib/libreoffice/share/prereg/': No such file
or directory
rmdir: failed to remove '/var/lib/libreoffice/share/': No such file or
directory
rmdir: failed to remove '/var/lib/libreoffice/program/': No such file or
directory
rmdir: failed to remove '/var/lib/libreoffice': No such file or directory
rmdir: failed to remove '/var/lib/libreoffice': No such file or directory
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.5-2) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/libreoffice-common_1%3a5.1.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
john@john-K53U:~$

On 4 June 2016 at 13:57, Georg Baum <georg.b...@post.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:

> John Kane wrote:
>
> > john@john-K53U:~$  apt-get -f install
> > E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission
> > denied)
> > E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you
> > root?
> > john@john-K53U:~$  apt-get -f install lyx
> > E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission
> > denied)
> > E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you
> > root?
> > john@john-K53U:~$
>
> This happens if at the same time some other package management tool is
> running and holds a lock on the database. Assuming that you don't do that
> yourself, the most likely reason is an automatic 'apt-get update' running
> in
> the background from cron. You would see the process in the output of
>
> ps -axu | grep root
>
> and usually it would not take long to be finished, so you could try again.
>
>
> Georg
>
>
>


-- 
John Kane
Kingston ON Canada

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