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Solving /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) with “are you root?” error [duplicate]

Error: 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? So, I've seen this error crop up a ...
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How do I get root in terminal? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install git with apt-get install git it then says E: Could not open lock fine /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/...
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What is “root” and how can I become it? [duplicate]

When I ran a command, I got the following error: You need to be root to perform this command. What is root and how can I become it?
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How to install Git on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

When I run this command: apt-get install git-core It shows: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/...
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W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDirectory (1: Operation not permitted) [duplicate]

16.4 ubuntu apt-get update W: chmod 0700 of directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial failed - SetupAPTPartialDirectory (1: Operation not permitted) E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - ...
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checking apt-get update lock file [duplicate]

I have in stalled a dual boot beside windows and now I'm having a problem checking apt-get update when I type in apt-get update this is the outcome. I don't know what to do $ apt-get update E: ...
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How to fix “E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)” [duplicate]

I am trying to install Unetbootin on Ubuntu but get the above error and this one: E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? Can anybody tell me how to fix this ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 update problem about third party repositories [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and I get update problems after installing skype. When I try to install updates by using Software Updater, it stops and gives an The package system is broken error. And says: ...
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E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) [duplicate]

When I try to install a new app (a code editor in this case, brackets) I click on install but it doesn't work. When I want to install new updates available from Ubuntu Software it does this: I click ...
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How can I install the MySQL client? [duplicate]

I installed mysql server and want to install the mysql client using following code: apt-get install mysql-client but I got following error message: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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error “grub-mkconfig: You must run this as root” [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 16. I got this error every time I try to run the update-grub command.
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problems with apt-get install [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu recently and I've been trying to install some programs using apt-get but it never seems to work, not even apt-get update works, here's what I get when I try to install something, ...
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Permission errors with updates on new install [duplicate]

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>". See "man sudo_root" for details. andy@andy-Aspire-5750:~$ apt-get update Reading package lists... Done W: chmod 0700 of ...
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Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock [duplicate]

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root? I've done everything i ...
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permission denied to var/lib/dpkg [duplicate]

Following error output on apt-get install -f: 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 ...

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