[64 bit] Package operation failed

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Good morning. REF: "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: System: 64bit Ubuntu 12.04. Apart from: Please tell me what's going on and how shall I fix it? Some additional questions: Why does the list above refer to i386 in places? and Why does grub still report an old kernel (Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic) but I cannot find this kernel in Synaptic? The 3 extracts below are a bit long but I hope it is of help. Setting up grub-pc (1.99-21ubuntu3.1) ... debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by (Hardware)