updates without password?

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Mon Feb 25 02:30:32 UTC 2008

Valent Turkovic wrote:
> 2008/2/22 Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel at infinity-ltd.com>:
>> Valent Turkovic wrote:
>>  > How can I configure pup so that it doesn't ask for root password every
>>  > time I need to do an update?
>>  >
>>  One way would be to edit /etc/pam.d/pup and change it to something like:
>>  #%PAM-1.0
>>  auth            include         config-util
>>  auth            sufficient      pam_console.so
>>  account         include         config-util
>>  session         include         config-util
>>  I have not tested it, but it should let the "console owner" run pup
>>  without a password. If it does not work, you can try exchanging the
>>  two auth statements, but this is more of a security risk. (It
>>  probably does not matter for a home system.)
> I wouldn't do this if it wasn't my personal home system...
> I did this and I'm waiting for updates to let you know if it works :)
> Thank you.
> Cheers,
> Valent.
Well, if I make it:
auth            sufficient      pam_console.so
auth            include         config-util
account         include         config-util
session         include         config-util

I can run pup from the command line without it asking for root's 
password. So unless the applet is calling something different, it 
should work.


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for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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