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Re: aptitude as non-root



on Sat, 01 May 2004 03:04:52PM +0100, Brian Brazil insinuated:
> 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?

What, you mean, can i su to root, like, from the command line?  yes.

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