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gatorbrit
October 13th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Hi, I just did a clean install of 10.10 on my desktop. I had previously run 10.04.

Now I am trying to install some software. I keep getting the prompt that
"To install this package, you need to authenticate"
so i put in my password and then nothing happens.

After a few minutes the dialog goes away, but nothing is installed.

I also had this problem when running the update manager. However I was able to update directly using the command line.

Any ideas?

Thanks

gatorbrit
October 13th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Ok, it appears that this is a known bug

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1592948&highlight=authenticate+software+center


You just need to close the authenticate dialog and installation will proceed.