Originally Posted by Sparky22
I had a problem today also. I was running the automatic updates as prompted in gnome.
The updates are for:
It will not complete the install due to:
E: ERROR: could not create configuration directory /home/root/.synaptic-mkdir (2 No such file or directory).
Now when I try to open a root terminal it will not open and I get the same message when trying to open synaptic.
This should cure the prob.
Go to System>Administration>Users and Groups.
Click on the 'root' user and click properties to the right-hand side of the dialog box. Choose the Advanced tab and change /home/root in 'Home Directory' to /root
. If it is /root, delete only the word root
IMPORTANT: Every time Users and Groups is accessed even if no changes are made
, it will be necessary to repeat the above exercise otherwise the same Synaptic error will reappear.