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Thread: Apt-get tab-autocompletion and dependencies broken <help

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    Apt-get tab-autocompletion and dependencies broken <help

    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

    rob

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    Fixed!

    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

    Cheers
    rob

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