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    Default Updating with kpackagekit without root password

    Hi!

    I don't like entering root password in KDE everyday in order to aply the updates suggested by kpackagekit.
    To avoid that I think there must be two options:

    1) Configuring the updates in some way different to kpackage kit (for instance in a cron job with zypper)

    2) Configure kpackagekit so as it does not ask for root password when updating.


    I'm trying the second approach, but I am not able to do It.
    I've tried to set it up In the system settings-actions policy-org.freedesktop-the packagekit project
    I change "update packages" implicit authorithations, in the right panel i change "Any" to yes and I select apply, but then it remains unchanged ( as "no" ). I thing It's the right place to achieve what I'm looking for (maybe I'm wrong?) but I don't know why I can't change It.

    Any help?

    thank you and regards

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    Default Re: Updating with kpackagekit without root password

    I do not know if somebody comes here with something that you like, but the general idea here is IMHO:

    1) do not use Kpackagekit (well in fact, do not use packagekit), to many problems and YaST/zypper are the tools of choice in openSUSE.

    2) do not let every user loose on your system's software mnagement without (s)he rightfully knowing the root password.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Updating with kpackagekit without root password

    I second Henk's observations.

    I suggest deleting PackageKit, PackageKit-branding, and kpackagekit.
    Then use YaST > Software > Online Update Configuration to automate routine updates.

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    Default Re: Updating with kpackagekit without root password

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    I do not know if somebody comes here with something that you like, but the general idea here is IMHO:

    1) do not use Kpackagekit (well in fact, do not use packagekit), to many problems and YaST/zypper are the tools of choice in openSUSE.
    It wasn't my intention to install kpackagekit, I've been using zypper update from a cron, but I did a dist upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 and the system, by default installed it.
    I don't understand that suse install by default something which cause problems with yast/zypper



    2) do not let every user loose on your system's software mnagement without (s)he rightfully knowing the root password.
    Yeah! your right, I think the correct way is doing it automatically

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    Default Re: Updating with kpackagekit without root password

    Quote Originally Posted by fperal View Post
    It wasn't my intention to install kpackagekit, I've been using zypper update from a cron, but I did a dist upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 and the system, by default installed it.
    I don't understand that suse install by default something which cause problems with yast/zypper




    Yeah! your right, I think the correct way is doing it automatically
    . I did not suggest you installed it on purpose, I know it is done by default. I know the KpackageKit applet is working by default. To my (and there are more) chagrin.

    . When I say "the general idea is here", I do mean your fellow openSUSE users here on the forum. We are not "suse" thus when you want to know why "suse" does this, don't ask me.

    . I do not know if it causes problems with YaST/zypper, imho it does cause problems. When using YaST/zypper (as we openSUSE users do allready for a long time) those problems are not emerging.

    . On the forums we (old retarded openSUSE users) can only propagate not to use PackageKit. And that is not to everybodies joy.
    Henk van Velden

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