Jaunty Update Manager is broken

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 10 01:55:37 UTC 2009

On 06/09/2009 06:51 PM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
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> NoOp wrote:
>> 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.
> karl at Jaunty:~$  gksu update-manager
> ^C
> karl at Jaunty:~$ sudo update-manager
> sudo: unable to resolve host Jaunty
> [sudo] password for karl:
> karl at Jaunty:~$
> gksu did nothing. sudo asked for password and then the update manager
> came up fresh and nice.

Please post the output of:

$ cat /etc/hosts

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