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Old 09-29-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
BigFoot13
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KPackage requires root's password???


For some reason, whenever I try to install a program in KPackage, it asks me for root's password. I don't know it, and I do know that you rarely need roots password in Kubuntu. Adept works fine, it just asks me for my password to run as root. But I like KPackage because it allows me to install programs I download like .tar.gz and .deb packages having to use ths command line. How can I install programs?

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Old 09-29-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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Never used Kubuntu but maybe you need to put the command sudo infront of the kpackage command.

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Old 09-29-2006, 03:34 PM   #3
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Ubuntu chooses (for whatever reason) not to enable the root user by default. To re-enable root, simply drop to a console, type sudo and when it asks for a password, enter your *regular user password*, then when you're logged in type passwd and enter whatever password you want for root. Voila. Root is now enabled.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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Thanks. I modified the entry in the menu from "kpackage" to "kdesu kpackage". That worked. Now it asks for my password at start like adept. But whenever I try to install anything, I get this mesasage:

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
[The name of the package is here]
E: There are problems and -y was used without DEBIAN_FRONTEND=readline; export DEBIA--force-yes
RESULT=100

It does this for all packages.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 10:01 PM   #5
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Fixed it! Open the Konsloe and do this:
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sudo apt-get install debian-archive-keyring
Answer yes, then do:
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sudo apt-get update
That should complete it.
When installing, check "Allow Unathuenticated" and "Assume Yes".
Thanks for all the help guys.
BigFoot
 
  


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