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Whenever trying to install any software and update manger,
I get an error stating
Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed
When I run
sudo apt-get update I got this result:
conan51xd@conan51xd-Lenovo-B470:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for conan51xd: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. conan51xd@conan51xd-Lenovo-B470:~$ apt-get update E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?