I'm attempting to allow a non privileged desktop user to perform updates through mintUpdate.
I'm referencing this post https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2008-January/002866.html in attempting to do this, so I think I can accomplish this by creating a group and adding the user to the group.
Is it possible to create this group in a way that only allows access to minUpdate. I want them to be able to install their updates but not just install and uninstall software as they please.
I've made some progress. I've added /usr/bin/mintupdate to the my sudoers file for my user. Now the update icon does not give me permission errors when I click on it, but it still does not open upon entering my password. Any suggestions?
Solved. also added the mintupdate command from Startup Applications to the sudoers file and it works like a charm. Hooray for solving your own problems...