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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ ubuntu 8.04 sudo apt-get update doesnt work...

Posted by: zasten May 5 2008, 04:49 AM

Hi,

When I issue the command "sudo apt-get update" I get the following error message.

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the list directory

However I can reload in synaptic or if I switch to root the I can update the cache.

Do I have an sodoer problem? Other commands that require root privaliges work. e.g. sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

How do I fix this?

/thanks zasten

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