Installing software in user friendly way

Henning Kilset Pedersen henning at
Tue Jul 12 11:38:25 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 07:31 -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 01:27:50PM +0200, Henning Kilset Pedersen wrote:
> > OR - you can run the Synaptic package manager - you will still have to
> > set your root password as stated above. It is in
> > System-Administration-Synaptic.
> I don't believe you'll need to create a root password. Last
> I knew, it prompted you for *your* password, and ran as
> sudo. Ubuntu doesn't need or use a root password, by design.

That explains quite a lot about my own problems. So all members of the
admin group essentially have full root privileges as long as they type
sudo infront of anything?? 


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