[Bug 869887] [NEW] Installing packages as one user requires the password of another user

Jochen 869887 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Oct 7 10:56:53 UTC 2011


Public bug reported:

In a newly set up kubuntu system, the first user set up was, say, "X". This was automatically endowed with admin rights, and packages can be installed/deinstalled as this user. 
After setting up another user Y with admin rights (using the advanced user management tool), logging in as this user and running kpackagekit, if I want to install/deinstall anything I'm asked to supply a password. This only works with the password of user "X" rather than "Y"'s own password.
The dialogue asking for the password gives no indication of who's password it is asking for, but from a security point of view anything but "Y"'s password would not be reasonable, so I guess this is bug.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: kpackagekit 0.5.4-0ubuntu4.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-34.77-generic 2.6.32.44+drm33.19
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-34-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct  7 11:47:04 2011
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04.3 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20110720.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: kpackagekit

** Affects: kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: apport-bug i386 lucid

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