Why do I receive an error when installing SMBFS on Ubuntu?

Ak December 11, 2011
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Here is a snapshot of my terminal in Ubuntu

ak@akshay-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install smbfs
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?
ak@akshay-laptop:~$

What does this mean?

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  1. Jeff Fabish
    December 11, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Ak,

    You're currently performing another administrative task. You must close all other applications which require privilege elevation (such as updates or installations), once the application is closed you can install the program. This problem will also be resolved if you just restart. 

    - Jeff

  2. Anonymous
    December 11, 2011 at 2:47 am

    install smbfs mount support with the following command: apt-get install smbfs smbclient

    Mount samba shares with utf8 encoding using cifs
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=288534

    or
    $ sudo apt-get install samba
    $ sudo apt-get install smbfs