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Unable to Install Necessary Package in Bash Console

I am attempting to add a feature in my app that will allow users to download the pdf version of their homepage. However, to do that, I need to install a package for flask called wkhtmltopdf. In order to install it, I need to run apt-get install wkhtmltopdf in the console. However, when I run that command, I receive the error:

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?

Is there any way to work around this problem? Thank you.

Hi there, these two help pages should help?


Thank you for your response. There is no possible way to use apt-get to install the package?

No. you would have to use the gcc toolchain to build it yourself or transfer over a prebuilt binary.