Jaunty Update Manager is broken

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 10 01:05:58 UTC 2009

On 06/09/2009 01:53 PM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:

> 	First anything done right with the Terminal works fine. I just used the
> Terminal to start the Synpatic File Manager and re-load the Update
> Manager I had just killed. It doesn't work right because of the "root"
> problem. I am on Jaunty now and have discovered what the problem is.
> 	Any call that requires a user supply a password before you use the
> application does not work. I have tried many times and the call to the
> password panel just times out and your effort dies.
> 	Does this ring a bell with anyone? I am thinking but nothing pops up.

It does... can you please report on the results of these commands?

Wait 16 minutes and try:

$ gksu update-manager

Did it prompt you for a password?

Remember that once you've entered your password, sudo, gksu, etc., will
not prompt you again for at least the default of 15 minutes.

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