Can't Find a Supervisor

Joseph ubuntu at
Fri May 16 18:22:37 UTC 2008

Leif Gregory wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2008 12:51:39 -0500
> Joseph <ubuntu at> wrote:
>> dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege
>> ragweed at ragweed-den:~$
>> Ok, I thought I was the supervisor for this machine.  How do I run it
>> as supervisor?  Why should I have to run it as supervisor?  I've
>> installed things before and didn't have to do it as a supervisor.
> Uhmmmm. Superuser, not supervisor. try putting 'su' before the command.
> e.g. su dpkg --configure -a

OK, you're right there....   my error.  However, I'm still not getting my avast to install.  My command is:

   sudo dpkg apt-get install avast4workstation_1.0.8-2.deb

Am I missing something, or have something I don't need?


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