Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (13: Permission denied)
I’m trying to update to
node 7.x through the terminal on my
raspberry pi and I keep encountering this error. The command I’m using is:
sudo curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_7.x | bash -
Running this command as root doesn’t work so I tried to see if apt-get was being used by any other processes.
ps aux | grep apt pi 1295 0.0 0.1 4272 1848 pts/0 S+ 06:24 0:00 grep --color=auto apt
This is all I get. Ultimately, (although it was initially advised not to do so), I tried removing the files and running the command again.
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock && sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
Now neither one of these files no longer exists and I still receive the same error when trying to use curl. I also tried to kill that one process and I still get the error.
The problem is that you sudo curl but not the bash call which call apt.
just run it fully as root, for example :
sudo su curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_7.x | bash -
or you can do something like
wget https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_7.x chmod +x setup_7.x sudo ./setup_7.x
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
Then run the command as root or add
sudo -E as follows :
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_7.x | sudo -E bash -
I resolved a very similar issue in a Dockerfile, by adding ‘sudo’ after the pipe:
RUN curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo bash -
for me worked
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_7.x | bash –
thank you whoever posted it
that was my problem:
"Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (13: Permission denied)"