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Re: debian and ubuntu - answer from user not pretending to be guru

On Sun,03.May.09, 10:18:49, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> However, does the package management software (as aptitude does) store
> user preferences in the home directory?  If, for example, you always run
> aptitude as yourself then give it the root password when prompted, it
> stores your preferences in your home directory.  If you later run
> aptitude as root, those prefernces won't be active.  Also, vis-versa.

It's a bit more weird than this (I thought about filing a whishlist 
bug): when you start aptitude as user it uses his preferences, but as 
soon as you switch to root (via the menu items or when prompted) 
aptitude also switches to root's preferences. Kinda' confusing.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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