new to linux/ apt-get?

Forum: Apt-get
Topic: new to linux/ apt-get?
started by: d_underscore

Posted by d_underscore on June 16 2005,19:28
i need to get an unrar tool for dsl, but when i asked about it in a diffrent forum the repy i got was

"apt-get install unrar"

my problem is that i am sooo new to this that i have no idea what exactly that means. please help


Posted by cisco on June 17 2005,00:04
Try this link,

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And have fun!

Posted by SaidinUnleashed on June 17 2005,03:06
install the dsl-dpkg.dsl with the MyDSL icon on your desktop.

open a root xterm and type "apt-get update" and when that's done, "apt-get install unrar", and when that's down close the Xterm

Open emelfm and navigate to your rar file and type in the input line at the bottom of the window "unrar myfile.rar".

Learn to use < Google >.

Posted by d_underscore on June 17 2005,20:35
thank you kindly  :D
Posted by dafunks on June 06 2007,00:10
Hi, I was searching and found this post. I did the apt-get update part and got this error. Can anyone help?


E: Could not open lock file var/lib/apt/lists/lock - Open (13 Permission denied)
E: unable to lock the list directory


If anyone could help it would be great. I installed apt-get from the MyDSL program and from what i saw nothing went wrong.

Posted by dafunks on June 06 2007,00:17
Dont worry I found out.

I typed

sudo apt-get update

For anyone else with this problem

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