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Jun
25
comment How do I prevent PolicyKit from asking for a password?
@bcbc: not sure about that: first, that worked for me; second: what must match the list of policies is the Action=* field (in this case * which means any action), but not the title of the text which, afaik is free text.
Jun
25
comment Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?
It turns out this is controlled by policykit, not by sudo/gksudo
Jun
25
comment How do I prevent PolicyKit from asking for a password?
Yes, please. How will this break the system? Not this! Something stupid that you do after this will break the system, but not this! This will allow you to do anything on the host without password. If you do something stupid, you'll break the system. If you have to put the password and you do something stupid, you will break the system. This, per-se, just makes it a bit easier to do something stupid.
Jun
25
comment Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?
In my case, my user is a member of the sudo group, I have added %sudo ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL to /etc/sudoers, so that no password is requested for the members of the sudo group, I am able to run sudo commands on the terminal without a password being asked, and still Ubuntu Software Center is asking me for my password (the current logged-in user's password, not root's) to install/upgrade software.
Feb
27
comment How to install emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu?
He is specifically mentioning 24.3. He has probably his reasons for that.