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When I try to install something using apt-get I get the following message, "Sorry, user Sparky is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/apt-get install' as root on mepis1." Any help?...
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    When I try to install something using apt-get I get the following message, "Sorry, user Sparky is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/apt-get install' as root on mepis1." Any help?

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    Welcome to the forums, BackBack!

    When you want to install something with apt, you must su (switch user) to root first.

    From the command line, enter:

    Code:
    su
    ...enter the root password when requested.


    Then enter:

    Code:
    apt-get update
    ...this updates your packages list.


    Then try to install your package:

    Code:
    apt-get install package_name

    If it doesn't work, post back with any errors.
    oz

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