dpkg: status database area is locked by another process E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
I tried using webmin 'File Manager' to delete the file but I am getting this:
Following errors occured while performing operation lock-frontend - unable to delete: No such file or directory
Which is strange since I can select the file using the 'File Manager' so it exists for sure.
Is there a way (virtualmin/webmin) to remove that file without having to login to the linux console to do it?
Note that I am not running anything special so I have no idea why the file is locked in the first place.
I also tried editing the file and adding a '1' in it and I could save the file using 'File Manager'.
So does it make sense that 'File Manager' can open/edit/save a file but cannot delete it?