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Old 11-11-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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how to install gimp - ubuntu


hi all i need some help installing gimp onto my laptop, i am clearly a little useless. i have tried the apt-get install gimp that is says on the gimp download page but all i get is an error message in the terminal saying :
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?
what do i do? can anybody help? thank you
 
Old 11-11-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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sudo apt-get install gimp

you forgot the sudo part (sudo allows you to run a process with root privileges, which is required by apt-get)

when it asks for a password, enter the password you log in with
 
Old 11-11-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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thank you man... i seem to have run into another problem... i got to the password part and typed it in but nothing came up on the screen so i pushed enter and it said command not found. now the sudo apt-install gimp says command not found. what can i do? (i thank you for your time and your patience, i'm new and it is hard.)
 
Old 11-11-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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In Linux, it is very important to get your terminal commands correct. A typo can screw up your entire system (especially if it has 'sudo' at the start of it). So please type carefully, or even better, use copy & paste!

Code:
sudo apt-get install gimp
 
Old 11-11-2010, 09:34 PM   #5
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thank you so much guys! you have been a massive help! i will bare that in mind the next time i decide i want something... my gratitude cannot be expressed in words!
 
Old 11-12-2010, 07:32 AM   #6
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Mark the thread as solved.

EDIT: Ubuntu also has two GUI front ends for this, including Synaptic (advanced, full-featured) and Ubuntu Software Center (simplified and newbie-friendly).

Last edited by MTK358; 11-12-2010 at 07:34 AM.
 
Old 11-13-2010, 12:42 AM   #7
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sound!
 
  


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