E Could not open lock file var lib dpkg lock-frontend - open 13 Permission denied

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Hello Everyone,

I am trying to install software in my Docker container. But it is showing me the below error.

jenkins@f3460123b771:/root/.kube$ apt-get install apache2
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?

How can I solve this error?

Jun 6, 2020 in Docker by akhtar
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To install any software using non root user, you have to use sudo in your command. Use the below given command.

jenkins@f3460123b771:/root/.kube$ sudo apt-get install apache2
answered Jun 6, 2020 by MD
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