Getting error while installing deb file: dpkg frontend is locked by another process

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I am trying to install a deb file using:

$ dpkg -I <filename>

But I am getting the following error:

dpkg frontend is locked by another process

I tried

lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock

But it didn’t work. Please help

Apr 1 in Linux Administration by Veer
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1 answer to this question.

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You can try to remove the lock. Try running this command:

rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
answered Apr 1 by Tina
rm: cannot remove '/var/lib/dpkg/lock': No such file or directory
I think there's some other process that has locked this. Make sure you are not using any other packages like apt, apt-get or aptitude and then try. If it still doesn't work, share the complete error log.

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