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Chapter 3 - Lab: cgroup

Robson EstevesRobson Esteves Posts: 20
edited May 2017 in LFS253 Class Forum


i'm running the chapter 3 Labs and in the CGROUPS Lab section, I can't find the package cgroup-tools. The message received indicates that was unable to locate the cgroup-tools after apt install cgroup-tools. Could you help me?






  • nkharenkhare Posts: 9
    edited May 2017

    Hi Robson, 

    As mentioned in earlier comment sometimes you might need to update the package index with following command to refresh the package list :-

    $ apt update 

    Please run the above command and then try just installing "cgroups-tools" package. 

    Thanks for reporting the issues. May be we should to add "apt update" instruction before installing any packages on Ubuntu 16.04. 





  • Done and solved! Thanks Neependra!


  • AlexeyBYAlexeyBY Posts: 5
    edited February 9

    Hi all,

    I'm doing the cgroups part of the labs.

    Come back to the previous terminal and, in the tasks file, append the PID which we got in previous step:
    $ pwd

    $ echo 6664 >> tasks

    The result of the "echo" is -->> "-bash: tasks: Permission denied". I tried with and without sudo.
    I'm using my own Ubunty (not DigitalOcean) 16.04.6 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and 18.04.4 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

    It's Ok to freeze the process on my CentOS7 !

    Probably the root of the issue is Ubuntu where it's impossible to work under root....

    Could you help me to solve the issue.

  • Hi @AlexeyBY,

    Here is a link which explains how to use sudo to run commands as root, and how to use sudo -i to become root:
    Once you become root, you should be able to run the echo ... command.

    Another resource explains again how to run echo as root and with sudo:

    Good luck!

  • RachelChanRachelChan Posts: 6

    for the command 'apt install -y cgroup-tools', what does the -y flag do?

  • RachelChanRachelChan Posts: 6

    Nevermind- found it. The -y option assumes yes to all prompts.

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