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Old 02-13-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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kpackagekit authentication failed


Hello!
I logged in my Fedora10 and the KPackageKit told me that updates are available. I click on update and it opened the KPackageKit window listing all updates. I click on Update System and then it gves me "Authentication Failed" error. I can't Update System nor Refresh the update list as in both it returns the same error. How a non-root user can authenticate the KPackageKit to update the system?
 
Old 02-14-2009, 11:09 AM   #2
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How a non-root user can authenticate the KPackageKit to update the system?
If it's a root function, you as an 'ordinary' user cannot run the updates unless you have given that user the required permissions to do so.

There's a reason why by default it's a root function, which is one of security.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 03:22 PM   #3
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KpackageKit gives me "authentication failed" and I'm using it as root.

I see nowhere that allows me to enter a password to authenticate myself. Where do I authenticate so I can install updates?
 
Old 04-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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Check if packagekit is installed.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Check if packagekit is installed.
Yeah, it's installed and latest version.

Is there another program I can use besides Kpackagekit? This thing was designed with bugs. It doesn't even give you an option to authenticate.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:58 PM   #6
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Oh and this is a very fresh install of Fedora Core 10. No alterations.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 01:37 AM   #7
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Aw, crapola. You have to login as non-root and then run Kpackagekit (its gnome equivalent gpk-**? behaves the same way, arrgh!) and THEN authenticate with your root password. You can't just take the shortcut and log in as root, you have to go around robin hood's barn and through the back door.

I can't get away from Linux holding my hand for me and trying to "protect me from myself". If I wanted bs like this I would have installed Windows Vista.

I guess I need to find a way to compile this thing from scratch and remove the code that does this.
 
  


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