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installation of downloaded package AutoQ3D Program

jhaskins75 Posts: 128

john822@john822-desktop:~$ apt-get install q3d

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?

john822@john822-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install q3d

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

E: Couldn't find package q3d


I downloaded autoQ3d which is a deb package and it shows in my directory but it says it can't find the package. What command should I be using to force the install?:(


  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    You probably have to cd /home/<username>/Download folder and then run sudo apt-get install q3d. If you downloaded the package, it's probably in you download folder.

    john822@john822-desktop: cd /home/<your username>/Downloads <enter>
    john822@john822-desktop: sudo apt-get install q3d

    and see if that works.

    I use Gnome as does Ubuntu and I'm assuming their download folder is named Downloads also.


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