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Chapter 3 - Lab: cgroup

Robson Esteves
Robson 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?






  • nkhare
    nkhare 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!


  • AlexeyBY
    AlexeyBY Posts: 56
    edited February 2020

    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!

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

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


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