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I tried to delete file 'lock' file in directory /var/lib/apt/lists with with sudo and with sudo -s, but system shows message that operation not permitted, also I can't open /var/lib/apt/list/partial, also operation not permitted. What's the reason of this problem?

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    Better question: Why are trying to do that? What problems are you trying to solve ? – GabrielaGarcia Nov 12 '18 at 12:03
  • Maybe the files are locked? – Babblo Nov 12 '18 at 13:51
  • Does rebooting solve it? – Biswapriyo Nov 12 '18 at 16:40
  • rebooting doesn't solve it, files not locked, I can delete a and i atributes from file, also owner of lock file is root. I need to delete this file because I think this file block apt-get update command – karpon Nov 12 '18 at 19:05
  • Can you do sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf? And then update? – Aulis Ronkainen Nov 12 '18 at 20:28

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