I want to install new software but whenever I open up the software center I get an error saying something needs to be repaired and that I can't install anything until it gets fixed.It gives me a option to repair but when I allow it nothing happens just an endless message saying " waiting for apt-get to exit". Any help is greatly appreciated
This is almost always a case on a system that hasn't finished it's previous installation.
Configure any partially installed software.
sudo dpkg --configure --all
Install any required dependencies.
sudo apt-get install -f
man apt-get :
apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.
waiting for apt-get to exit
You may have another instance of
apt-get running at the same time.
You can see what apt is doing by opening a terminal and typing
ps ax | grep apt.
2683 ? SNl 0:17 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/sbin/aptd 5603 pts/1 S+ 0:00 sudo apt-get update 5604 pts/1 S+ 0:00 apt-get update 5607 pts/1 S+ 0:00 /usr/lib/apt/methods/http
The possible workaround is wait for apt-get to exit or restart your system and make sure no other application run. No Update Manager , or terminal with
Please do not try to forcefully end apt. If you want to do it forcefully, you can use
sudo killall apt-get but don't do that.