I have just received my BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition. I have been playing around with it and find that it is just what I expected it to be.
One of the great things about it is a full ubuntu stack, including package management. I would like to start using apt-get to install stuff such as htop, python2, openvpn, among others.
However, I have reached the
apt-get Unable to write to /var/cache/apt The Package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened error.
I understand (Ubuntu Touch using apt-get) that this is due to the "/" partition being mounted as
ro, and apt-get needs it to be
rw in order to work.
Here (Install with sudo app-get install doesn't work, "Not using locking for read only file /var/lib/dpkg/lock") is how you can work around the problem, with the following command
sudo mount -o remount,rw /. <--- May be a bad idea. See evergreen's answer for a more complete and safe way to enable
What I would like to know is what are the consequences of mounting "/" as
I have read that it will for starters stop the OTA updates, with which I'm perfectly OK as long as I can keep my system up-to-date using apt-get.
However, I ave also read (https://askubuntu.com/a/583439/264601) other kinds of horror stories.
So my 2 questions are:
- Will I be able to keep my system up-to-date using just apt-get?
- Other than disabling OTA updates, what other consequences should I expect?
Thank you very much for your answers!