Fedora 13 here. Here's my scenario ... I get notifications that I need to update the system. I click on icon on panel to do so and am presented with list of updates. If I hit "Install Updates" and end up with the following:
On my old Red Hat box I would get a popup asking for me to authenticate as root. Why not here?
Now I either have to try to figure out how to run a root instance of whatever the command that is doing the graphical version of the software update (don't really know how to do that except run the command and look w/ ps to try to find what's running) after getting a shell up, or once there run "yum install". Yes, yum will work, but shouldn't this be easier?
Also, if I'm a sudoer, why don't the tools recognize this and ask me for my password (or not if I have sudo set to be password-less)?
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On a related note, when I try to run "Add/Remove Software" menu item from the System -> Administration menu it fails similar to my prior message. Once I figured out that gpk-application is how to run it from the command line, I get this message when I run it:
Why is this warning presented? Is the idea that all system maintenance be done via command line? Or is this all because I'm not on the console and running via a remote X server?