[Solved]Installing access to a Synology share with Mint 19.2

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Rob0311
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[Solved]Installing access to a Synology share with Mint 19.2

Post by Rob0311 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:31 pm

I am a linux Mint 'false ' beginner having used my laptop with Mint 18.3, Synology NFS shares, Thunderbird and Firefox for several years. After setting it up never had anything to fix, was real easy. In preparation to move also my main desktop system (W7, also using Thunderbird and Firefox and lots of CAD tools), I decided to first bring my laptop to the latest Mint version. I took the advice given here to do a clean 19.2 install instead of upgrading, which worked well.

However, I am now faced with re-establishing the old setup, but I can (and likely need) to take some time for that.
My account is administrator
I started with NFS, ran (found on the internet):
$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install nfs-common
<password>

got 7 files (linux mint and ubuntu bionic) but the process ended with:

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open(13): permission denied

E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (...), are you root?

I did CD to /root, and repeated but got the same result.

What should I do to fix this?

Thanks, Rob
Last edited by Rob0311 on Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:47 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Installing access to a Synology share with Mint 19.2

Post by jglen490 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:22 pm

$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install nfs-common
<password>
I believe there needs to be another sudo statement in that string to make it

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$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nfs-common
<password>
If that doesn't do it, then some previous process (i.e., apt, Synaptic, Muon) left the
/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend
file behind. In which you will need to delete it.
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Re: Installing access to a Synology share with Mint 19.2

Post by Rob0311 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:46 am

Thank worked for me.
Thanks a lot
Rob

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