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I upgraded to Maverick and now I never get the password dialog that 10.04 had for installing packages - it just NOOPs from the GUI. Ran update-manager with user privileges from terminal and no error output.

I understand that 10.10 now uses APT. Is there a simple fix in the policy mods to enable requesting confirmation of SU privileges as it did in 10.04?

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Do you mean NOOP as in 0x90? Please clarify/edit this to get better answers, it's quite witty but not entirely appropriate here. :-) Even though I understand what a NOP is, I'm not sure what "just NOOPs from the GUI" means. – Stefano Palazzo Nov 28 '10 at 18:01
THX - no operation, e.g., no error & terminates. I've never seen a GUI with an instruction set ;-) – marawuti Dec 4 '10 at 22:04
NOP means it does nothing, quitting is an operation. Can you perform an upgrade by doing sudo apt-get upgrade in a terminal? – Stefano Palazzo Dec 5 '10 at 9:46
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Please drop the professorial tone. You have not idea whom you are aiding. – marawuti Dec 5 '10 at 21:18
The GUI does not terminate. – marawuti Dec 5 '10 at 21:28

It looks like you're experiencing a valid bug. This behaviour isn't easily explainable by anything you might have done, it looks like it's simply an error in 'update-manager'.

Please report your bug to  update-manager in Ubuntu. Include all of the steps to replicate the problem on your system. The Ubuntu Wiki has a very nice  guide on how to report bugs.

In the meantime, it looks like you have to manually update by doing sudo apt-get upgrade in a Terminal.

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