This article will describe a way to avoid "Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock" on boot (and periodically).
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1 Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock
This error will be caused because other process running dpkg operation like apt command.
$ sudo apt install -y <package> <snip> E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
2 Avoid "Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock"
So stop apt-daily and apt-daily-upgrades will avoid "Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock".
$ sudo systemctl mask apt-daily.service $ sudo systemctl mask apt-daily.timer $ sudo systemctl mask apt-daily-upgrade.service $ sudo systemctl mask apt-daily-upgrade.timer $ # NOTE: AppCenter needs packagekit. $ # If you need AppCenter, please unmask packagekit. $ sudo systemctl mask packagekit $ sudo sed -e 's;^;//;g' -i /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20packagekit