How to Give Root Privileges to install-pkg
Of course, in Repl.it, we do not have
sudo or the ability to change to a superuser through
su. Since apt requires root privileges, we must use
install-pkg instead. Though, it seems that
install-pkg does not have full root privileges as it does not seem to be able to write to the
/usr/share/ directory when trying to install
open-cobol to run COBOL in Repl.it.
Is it possible to give full root privileges to
install-pkg? If so, how do you do it.
Also, I have another question with this: Since Repl.it uses only local file systems for the Ubuntu VMs on which almost every repl runs, why are root privileges denied to replitors? If we had root privileges in repls, we could also use apt, dpkg, etc. and could do so much more with Repl.it, but we can't do it because we don't have
sudo or a password for