sudo and su stopped working??
derek at pointerstop.ca
Sat Mar 28 02:20:48 UTC 2009
Mike Adolf wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> Mike Adolf wrote:
>>> Don't have any idea why or how to fix it, but suddenly sudo and su both
>>> give "authentication failed" error. System/Root Terminal still works
>>> and User/Groups still shows I have admin privileges. I am using 8.10 and
>>> ran a security update this morning.
>> The only time I've seen this happen before is with a glibc update
>> breaking it. I would start there. SOmetimes re-installing glibc fixes
> I have no glibc! synaptic shows glibc source. Apt-get can not find glibc.
Of course you do. Your system wouldn't work at all without it :-)
Unfortunately, it's some kind of graduation test for newbies - it's actually
called libc6 (and it has a counterpart, libc6-i686 which has optimizations
for newer - ie, pretty much everything that's still around -CPUs).
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