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Hi all. I'd like to install Gimp - I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 I opened up a Terminal, typed apt-get install gimp , hit enter and it gave me this: E: ...
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    Question [SOLVED] Having Trouble with Installing Gimp in Ubuntu 10.04!


    Hi all.

    I'd like to install Gimp - I'm using Ubuntu 10.04

    I opened up a Terminal, typed apt-get install gimp, hit enter and it gave me this:
    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?

    "Are you root?" ... What does this mean?

    Any help would be extremely appreciated... I was disappointed to find that they took Gimp out of Ubuntu 10.04... Just installed this yesterday on my computer.

    Anyway, thanks in advance!

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    Ubuntu uses sudo rather than root user, so try it again using sudo:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp
    More on using sudo vs root user here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...in-ubuntu.html
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Ubuntu uses sudo rather than root user, so try it again using sudo:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp
    More on using sudo vs root user here:
    Many thanks!!

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    [QUOTE=ozar;793492]Ubuntu uses sudo rather than root user, so try it again using sudo:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp
    /QUOTE]

    Okay, so this worked, and I was able to install Gimp through the terminal... Now where can I locate it? I can't find it anywhere!

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    It should show up in the apps menu, under Applications / Graphics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    It should show up in the apps menu, under Applications / Graphics.
    I found it now. I guess I just needed to reboot. Thank you for staying with me.

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