Jaunty - installing .deb without password!
claydoh at midmaine.com
Sat Apr 4 17:39:39 UTC 2009
On Saturday 04 April 2009 1:23:22 pm Jonas Norlander wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 7:07 PM, Nigel Ridley <nigel at prayingforisrael.net>
> > I'm not sure what or how it happened but I downloaded Opera from
> > website and then clicked on the downloaded file in Dolphin. Dolphin
> > if I wanted to install the Opera .deb - I clicked 'Install' and it
> > installed it -- without asking for my password! I checked it's install
> > location and it was installed into usr/bin/; usr/lib and usr/share (plus
> > some subdirectories of usr/lib and usr/share).
> > How did the system allow me to install something without permission?
> > A couple of days ago I installed another .deb that I downloaded and
> > Dolphin *did* ask for my password.
> > Any ideas?
> > Blessings,
> > Nigel
> Could it be that you had used sudo/kdesudo some time before? sudo and
> kdesudo caches the password for 15 min. That can be change with the
> timestamp_timeout config options in /etc/sudoers.
> / Jonas
No, its not that. I get the same thing here. I think it may be the new
policykit/packageit system, where the password dialog has the 'remember
authorization' check box. I checked that at some point and don't get the
password dialog anymore.
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