Apt: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

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When installing a package, you might encounter an error:

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it?

Solution

Resolve this by removing lock files:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock

You may also need to delete the lock file in the cache directory

sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock