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How to Give Root Privileges to install-pkg
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AmazingMech2418

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 su.

@amasad
, could you explain this?

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Answered by kochman [earned 5 cycles]
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I'm guessing that Docker has to run on Linux, preferably Ubuntu or some other Debian-based distro. Unfortunately, I do not yet have a Linux computer and VirtualBox has been messing up lately for me. So, what should I do for testing purposes? I tried setting up Docker in a repl, but it didn't work. I get the following error for the make image command:

make[1]: Entering directory '/home/runner/StingyUnequaledTransversal/polygott' docker build -t polygott:latest . ERRO[0000] failed to dial gRPC: cannot connect to the Docker daemon. Is 'docker daemon' running on this host?: dial unix /var/run/docker.sock: connect: no such file or directory ERRO[0000] Can't add file /home/runner/StingyUnequaledTransversal/polygott/.git/hooks/update.sample to tar: io: read/write on closed pipe ERRO[0000] Can't close tar writer: io: read/write on closed pipe error during connect: Post http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/v1.40/build?buildargs=%7B%7D&cachefrom=%5B%5D&cgroupparent=&cpuperiod=0&cpuquota=0&cpusetcpus=&cpusetmems=&cpushares=0&dockerfile=Dockerfile&labels=%7B%7D&memory=0&memswap=0&networkmode=default&rm=1&session=vvzzyehzc9d4l7fzmz2zwhb7o&shmsize=0&t=polygott%3Alatest&target=&ulimits=null&version=1: context canceled Makefile:7: recipe for target 'image' failed make[1]: *** [image] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/runner/StingyUnequaledTransversal/polygott'

Since I don't have a Linux device to run Docker on, should I just try to submit a PR and could someone at Repl.it test the Docker image for COBOL?

I will also try building from source code, but I'm not 100% sure that will work.