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    11.10 Updates and Password Install

    Prior to 11.10, the password would be prompted for prior to downloading and installing updates. This did not occur for the first set of updates I have installed for 11.10.

    It went straight into downloading and updating.

    Surely this cannot be right?

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    Re: 11.10 Updates and Password Install

    all my updates have been the same way since using 11.10.
    I to thought it was strange.. but who knows what they did? lol
    not had to enter a password once to update with update manager.
    through synaptic it asks, but not the regular update manager.
    Glad someone else brought it up.
    hmm
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    Re: 11.10 Updates and Password Install

    Quote Originally Posted by cbcoza View Post
    Prior to 11.10, the password would be prompted for prior to downloading and installing updates. This did not occur for the first set of updates I have installed for 11.10.

    It went straight into downloading and updating.

    Surely this cannot be right?
    Actually it should asked for password to install the updates . so ...do you feel any difference after the installation of updates. ?
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    Re: 11.10 Updates and Password Install

    Quote Originally Posted by raja.genupula View Post
    Actually it should asked for password to install the updates . so ...do you feel any difference after the installation of updates. ?
    They general updates, so feeling any difference with them is some what negligible for me, it has always been sluggish on my netbook, for several versions now.

    In my limited understanding of Linux, not having this prompt for authentication is a security issue, even though it is vendor updates.

    Installing apps via software centre however does seem to prompt.

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    Re: 11.10 Updates and Password Install

    both software center, and synaptic prompt for password.
    but not update manager, and i thought it was always supposed to.
    is it bug?
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    Re: 11.10 Updates and Password Install

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasa1111 View Post
    both software center, and synaptic prompt for password.
    but not update manager, and i thought it was always supposed to.
    is it bug?
    The update manager always prompted for a password, upto and including 11.04 in my experience and since I started using Ubuntu at around 10.04

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    Re: 11.10 Updates and Password Install

    Hi! Had the same doubt. It turns out the Update Manager does not ask for passwords any more!

    More info here:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam...curity_updates

    Cheers!

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    Re: 11.10 Updates and Password Install

    Quote Originally Posted by Le@ndro View Post
    Hi! Had the same doubt. It turns out the Update Manager does not ask for passwords any more!

    More info here:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam...curity_updates

    Cheers!

    wow, good to know.
    Thanks for the Link!
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