*nix Thread, Raspberry Pi not able to software install packages in Technical; Originally Posted by Rav-Singh
P.S I got "apt-get update" working and is update now, I had to change user to ...
21st June 2013, 11:07 AM #16
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Great Success !!!!
Originally Posted by Rav-Singh
Ive just installed Chromium !!! After running the "apt-get update" it installed the update with no errors! I then ran "sudo apt-get install chromium" and it to installed effectively !!
Massive thank you to everyone !
21st June 2013, 11:18 AM #17
So, a quick explanation of what happened. When you run "apt-get update" as user pi (your normal login user), apt-get can't write the files it needs to write because it's just a normal user.
When you run "sudo apt-get update", it runs the same program as the super-user aka root, who can write where it wants.
Normal stuff - use the pi user.
Admin stuff - sudo.
When you type "sudo bash", it runs bash - the command line interpreter - as the super user, with its almighty powers.
Thanks to mats from:
Rav-Singh (21st June 2013)
21st June 2013, 11:38 AM #18
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Got it ! Thanks again for all your support and advice Mats, it is greatly appreciated!
Originally Posted by mats
21st June 2013, 04:04 PM #19
No probs. Now go & do something really cool with it!
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