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Re: Package Manager Denies Permission to Install



On Mon, 2009-01-19 at 10:03 -0500, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Clicking on the link gave the usual 'what do you want to do' message. 
> Clicking install raised a warning about installing as root. I clicked 
> continue....and got a message that I 'didn't have permission to 
> continue' (or words to that effect) and my system, having assumed 
> god-like powers refused to let me install the file!

Logging in as root is like walking around with a loaded shotgun in your
belt with no safety latch. You can't install packages as the root user
as it's simply not secure. Just use a normal user login.

> WTF??? Does anyone know where this little bit of insanity is stored
> and how to remove it?

It's called PackageKit, and it's not insane. If you're running gtk+ as
root, you're already insecure.

Richard.



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