I have a problem installing new packages on Lubuntu. I have the root password of the system. when I type some command to install or update, using apt-get, the terminal shows the message:

"No passwd entry for user"

I'm using the true login admin.

Can someone help me solve this problem?

  • 1
    Are you using sudo? Try typing sudo apt-get {command} and let us know what happens. – Kevdog777 Jan 18 '16 at 11:55
  • 3
    What does "the true login admin" mean? – Faheem Mitha Jan 18 '16 at 13:14
  • the true login admin, I mean about the same default login, administrator login. – user12096 Jan 19 '16 at 20:31

Type (as root user): apt-get install <package>

OR as a non-root user with sudo access...

Type: sudo apt-get install <package>

  • 2
    If those don't work, please paste in your commands and the output. – Paul Calabro Jan 18 '16 at 11:45
  • Strange... now it's works, and I just type sudo apt-get install alien, to do a test. – user12096 Jan 19 '16 at 21:38

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.