LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Password
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
triplemaya
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 1
I changed the root password, but the password for software updates is still the old one


I changed the root password, but the password for software updates is still the old one. I only have one user. I totally fail to understand what is going on. Please help. Running LMDE Betsy.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 07:48 PM   #2
evo2
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Japan
Distribution: Mostly Debian and CentOS
Posts: 5,998

Rep: Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388
Hi,

sounds like your system is using sudo for the updates, so it is asking for your password, not roots.

Evo2.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 08:42 PM   #3
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu MATE, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 15,429
Blog Entries: 25

Rep: Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438Reputation: 4438
Are these updates for which you receive a notification in the GUI? If so, I think evo2 has likely nailed it.

Can you update the system from a terminal with apt or apt-get or aptitude using the new root password?
 
Old 06-13-2019, 04:41 PM   #4
triplemaya
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 20

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
Many thanks. All sorted.
 
Old 06-13-2019, 07:33 PM   #5
evo2
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Japan
Distribution: Mostly Debian and CentOS
Posts: 5,998

Rep: Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388Reputation: 1388
Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by triplemaya View Post
Many thanks. All sorted.
so what was the problem?

Evo2.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Google Updates Password Alert Extension, But Some Bypasses Still Work LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-06-2015 06:42 AM
hostname changed but still shows the old one said76 Linux - Newbie 7 09-12-2011 04:56 AM
[SOLVED] With new kernel the device names are changed and lilo still looks for old device timetraveler Slackware 10 04-30-2010 02:15 PM
Installed Ubuntu but it changed my boot loader. I want this changed... mdorries Linux - Distributions 8 05-31-2007 08:13 PM
hostname changed, but apache signature still showing the old one... spmet Mandriva 3 05-16-2005 02:27 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration