I'm trying to install node.js version 12 on my Ubuntu 19.10 laptop by following the instructions here.
When I execute the curl command I get an error about a locked directory:
$ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | bash - ## Installing the NodeSource Node.js 12.x repo... ## Populating apt-get cache... + apt-get update Reading package lists... Done E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ W: Problem unlinking the file /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin - RemoveCaches (13: Permission denied) W: Problem unlinking the file /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin - RemoveCaches (13: Permission denied) Error executing command, exiting
I've looked to see if there's an
apt-get task and rebooted my machine, but no joy.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get past this?