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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 ...
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- 06-05-2011 #1
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- Jun 2011
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!
- 06-07-2011 #2
Let's try to clean up your apt-get cache.
Run this command;
sudo apt-get aptitude clean
sudo apt-get update
Now open the Synaptic package manager, do a search for the programs your interested in and install them that way.
- 06-07-2011 #3