administrator privileges for desktop 8.04

Christopher Stamper christopherstamper at
Tue Apr 7 02:59:41 BST 2009

Append sudo to the command. So 'sudo mycommand'

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On 4/6/09, Tom Poe <tompoe at> wrote:
> I want to run /usr/bin/updatedb on my newly installed Ubuntu 8.04.  How
> do I do that?
> Tom
> tom at tom-desktop:~$ su
> Password:
> su: Authentication failure
> tom at tom-desktop:~$ cd /usr/bin
> tom at tom-desktop:/usr/bin$ updatedb
> updatedb: can not open a temporary file for `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db'
> tom at tom-desktop:/usr/bin$
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