Re: aptitude as non-root
On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 10:10:21AM -0400, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> from what i understand of the aptitude philosophy, i'm supposed to be
> able to select what i want as me, and then only su - root after i've
> selected everything. however, when it prompts me to become root and i
> type in the root password, i always get "Subprocess exited with an
> error -- did you type your password correctly?" yes, i'm typing the
> password correctly.
> i get no complaints (and, incidentally, no warnings) if i run aptitude
> as root.
> what's wrong here?
Does 'su -' work?