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  1. #1

    Installation Troubles

    Hi - I'm a few days new to Linux so sorry if I quickly become a nag. I'm trying to install Python and a LaTeX editor and can't really get either to work out. For texlive, I used 'sudo apt-get texlive-full', which didn't generate any errors, but I now can't seem to open the application. For Python, I used
    'sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install python2.6' which generated the error "Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives." I tried to remove a lock file that I read about on another post and open up SPM, but the error persisted. Any solutions (or kludgey quickfixes) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. #2

    Let's try to clean up your apt-get cache.

    Run this command;
    sudo apt-get aptitude clean
    Then run;
    sudo apt-get update

    Now open the Synaptic package manager, do a search for the programs your interested in and install them that way.

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    Ubuntu isn't going to use aptitude.

    Instead, do
    sudo apt-get clean

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