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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?

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    Are you using sudo? Try typing sudo apt-get {command} and let us know what happens. – Kevdog777 Jan 18 '16 at 11:55
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    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
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Type (as root user): apt-get install <package>

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

Type: sudo apt-get install <package>

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    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

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