terminal not working

Bug #1554429 reported by Harshavardhan Rajopadhye
This bug affects 1 person
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Dropping Letters
Ubuntu Terminal App

Bug Description

The terminal app is read only.

If I run sudo apt-get update & other commands through terminal, ot fails to act saying app is read only. Error 404 etc errors also shown.

Please make this app workable.

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Stefano Verzegnassi (verzegnassi-stefano) wrote :

Thanks for taking some time to report your experience with terminal-app.

What you reported is the proper behaviour of the terminal, as per platform specifications.

By default, the system image is mounted in read-only mode.
Running apt-get on the device is discouraged and may break the support for OTA updates.

You can unlock write permission by installing TweakGeek from the OpenStore:

Or by following the steps from:

Anyway, if something goes wrong during an OTA update, your device may become unbootable and you may need to reflash the firmware.

I'm going to mark this report as Invalid for "dropping-letters" since the report has been filed against the wrong project.
I'm going to mark this report as Invalid for "ubuntu-terminal-app" since the uncomfortable experience you had depends on the design of the platform, and not on a bug of the terminal.

Thanks again,
Have a great day!

Changed in dropping-letters:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-terminal-app:
status: New → Invalid
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