Raspberry Pi (lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

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I submitted the following to start the update procedure on my Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu Mate.
sudo apt-get update

It returned:
Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

The fix was easy to perform but easy to forget as well:
I navigated to the directory mentioned in the error message and deleted all files there. The update procedure went on as planned.

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