View Full Version : Apt-get tab-autocompletion and dependencies broken <help

03-29-2004, 01:57 AM
While tinkering around with my HD install (lots of updating, adding and removing of packages) I've kind of broken apt-get!!?

Now it won't tab-autocomplete when I apt-get install anypackag..{tab}{tab} etc. And when I remove a package e.g. "apache" all the additional files (apache-perl, apache-xxx) don't get removed<arghh!>

The other odd thing is if .... I run apt-get as a user, autocompleting works fine, but of course this happens:
rob@box:~$ apt-get install bangingheadagainstwall
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?

Anyone one else experience this?? Did you manage to track down the problem??

TIA and best regards to all knoppians


03-29-2004, 11:06 AM
Problem solved ...........

Went away - had lunch, saw a movie, walked around town etc.
and when I got home simply copied .bashrc from the user directory to root directory :roll: