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Bee Wildered
August 11th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Installing FIRESTARTER in Ubuntu Hardy Heron:

PLEASE HELP: I am trying to install and activate Firestarter Firewall in Ubuntu Hardy Heron and have followed the instructions at:

I have checked the enable “universe” box in Repositories > Settings > Synaptic Package Manager.
I have then typed - apt-get install firestarter – in the terminal box and pressed enter but it does not work and I just get the following message in response:

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?

...any clues as to what I'm doing wrong?!

August 11th, 2008, 01:48 PM
You need to give yourself root access to modify system files and such, so the command should be:

sudo apt-get install firestarter
You'll need to type in your password to authenticate, and then everything should go smoothly. :)

August 11th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Please do not start multiple threads on the same subject. This is the same as http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=886517