(SOLVED) failed to run mintinstall as user root

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(SOLVED) failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby lore68 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:35 pm

Hello everyone (Posting from italy and my english is a bit rusty lately, hope you'll forgive...)

i wanted to try linuxmint 14 and installed in my pc. It seems everything working correctly, but when i try to install new applications using software manager, i get this error message

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The weird thing is that i can log in as user root with no problem for other tasks, such as mounting volumes, managing users and so on.

Is this a known problem of this distribution? does anyone have a clue about how to fix it?
I always used ubuntu in my pc and never experienced bugs and problems

thanks, Lorenzo
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Re: failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:33 pm

Root can not install nothing?

I thing that it is because a bad iso downloaded.

Did you checked md5sum before burn it?
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Re: failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby lore68 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:12 am

jungle_boy wrote:Root can not install nothing?

I thing that it is because a bad iso downloaded.

Did you checked md5sum before burn it?



did not check the iso.... :? but sounds so weird just everything else but installing new software goes great.

doesn't mintinstall have dependencies or need other shared libraries? if so many other applications or functionalities should have problems.
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Re: failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby jungle_boy on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:16 pm

lore68 wrote:doesn't mintinstall have dependencies or need other shared libraries? if so many other applications or functionalities should have problems.


Open synaptic and reinstall mintinstall...
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Re: failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby lore68 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:42 pm

jungle_boy wrote:Open synaptic and reinstall mintinstall...


this is the error i got when i launched synaptic (my username is lo)

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i found a workout maybe here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=187&t=97450

i believe it's all a matter of adding my username to that sudoers file. But why it have not been done by itself, i don't know.
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Re: failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby lore68 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:52 pm

Fixed :idea: :idea: :idea: :D :D :D :D :D

here's how i did it

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now i am able to install new software with full root privileges.
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Re: (SOLVED) failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby jungle_boy on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:32 pm

Ok.

When you tried to reinstall mintinstall system reported that lo user was out of sudoers group; solution? Add lo to sudoers group.
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Re: (SOLVED) failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby abickerton on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:24 pm

I was seeing a similar problem. Software Manager was asking for the administration password, not the users password.

The solution I used was to run :
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$gksu-properties


Changed the Authentication mode from su to sudo and the users password was accepted. (After adding them to the sudo group)

Personally, I think this should be handled by polkit as the interface is more user friendly. By allowing the user to select and admin user from the dropdown I find it cleaner.
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Re: (SOLVED) failed to run mintinstall as user root

Postby jungle_boy on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:40 am

Open a terminal and:

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su
adduser your_user_name sudo


Try to run software manager again.
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