When I click on an rpm on a website the normal behaviour used to be that a dialogue would appear asking:
Do you want to install this file.
You could click -install- or -close-
If you chose install then installation went ahead after a dialogue box asked you to authorise by inputting a password.
What has been happening recently is if you select install you then get the error:
Authorisation failed… You have failed to provide correct authentication. Please check any passwords or account settings.
If you select -more details- then it just says Authentication failed.
Once you press close on this error notice you then get another notice:
The action could not be completed: The request failed: more details are available in the detailed report. When you go to the detailed report it says:
Failed to install file: Failed to obtain authentication.
All this happens without once offering up an input for entering a password. I have checked that one is not getting stuck under other windows or something.
Not very helpful and no pointer to how you might correct the problem. I have looked all over the system through yast and cli but cannot determine what has gone wrong.
I have searched forums and on google but there is no straight-forward mention of this and in any case the suggestions have not been relevant.
This has become very annoying as installing something with 1-click works and asks and gets authentication but it seems this works with another installer and not software installer.
Can anybody please help me here.
Acer Aspire 5600 Centrino Duo Laptop
openSUSE 11.3 Education
Thanks… This is an option but does nothing towards resolving my problem or understanding it. If authentication is failing then it may affect other things and I would like to resolve it. Not sure if -zypper in <package>- resolves dependancies also.