installing software needs a password i enter mine and its not right what is password?

Asked by shawn hodgins on 2011-03-18

im trying to install programs and it wants a password i dont like this and want it removed how do i do this so i have full control over this operating system thanx

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2011-03-18
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2012-05-25
Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) said : #1

You need to modify the policykit configuration. Currently there isn't any graphical configuration tool.

So create a file in /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/nopass.pkla with the following content:

[Me]
Identity=unix-user:USERNAME
Action=org.debian.apt.*
ResultActive=Yes

Change USERNAME with the name of your user. This will allow you to perform any software management task without having to provide your password.

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) said : #2

Sebastian Heinlein suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #1517: “installing software needs a password i enter mine and its not right what is password?”.

susana mariel (sue-mariel) said : #3

where i can change the username by the name of My owner?thank you.I cant install any program.

devikah (ddevikah) said : #4

installing software needs password. i wan to remove password

Jessica (ily102007) said : #5

This makes no sense. What and where are you saying to create? My system is going slow because I cannot update my system. It says I can be authenticated. This is frustrating.

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