I'm logged in as root and want to run Add/Remove Software (Package Installer) but get the message telling me
Running graphical applications as a privileged user should be avoided for security reasons. Package management applications are security sensitive and therefore this application will now close.
How must I install applications? Surely the world is getting paranoid with all this hackers and viruses, because with every new version O/S, the security features gets more and more; up to the point that you can't fricken do and play around with your pc as you would.
Today I ran aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade Like I regularly do, and I see these two packages need to be upgraded: login passwd
Since these packages seem kinda security-sensitive I would like to know exactly why I would need to upgrade them. I checked Debian's security list but couldn't find anything relevant, and the links to the changelog for both packages are broken: The requested URL /changelogs/pool/main/s/shadow/shadow_188.8.131.52+svn3283-2+squeeze1/changelog was not found on this server. Where can I see what is changed in these packages so I can safely upgrade?
I've recently come across a problem concerning the Package Installer that's stoping me from installing; whenever I try to install Package Installer pops up an error stating that only one software management tool is allowed to run at once. However whenever this happens it's the only visible tool open. No "update manager", "aptitude" or anything else. I've tried looking through the list of processors, but I can't find this other mysterious management tool it's complaining about.
I've been having issues with the omega.cert on Pidgin and tried to upgrade to 2.7.7 today. I clicked on the link from the Pidgin site to download the ppa package "pidgin-ppa_0.0.3_all.deb" and tried to open with GDebi Package Installer but it tells me it couldn't be opened because an unknown error occurred.
When I try to install something VIA Software center, there's always something else installing first. So, I chose the obvious thing, and ran sudo dpkg --configure -a. Here's what it fed me Code: joshua@joshua-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a [sudo] password for joshua: Setting up sun-java6-doc (6-15-1) ...
This package is an installer package, it does not actually contain the JDK documentation. You will need to go download one of the archives: jdk-6u10-docs.zip jdk-6u10-docs-ja.zip (choose the non-update version if this is the first installation). Please visit [URL] now and download. The file should be owned by root.root and be copied to /tmp. [Press RETURN to try again, 'no' + RETURN to abort]. I went to the website and couldn't find either file.
My company needs to send sensitive data across to another company, 800gb of .dpx. The way I have thought of is: E-Sata/1TB WD black. True-encrypted/ hw accelerated aes (3x machines being built with 2600k) Sha1sum on each file.
The main goal is to make sure that 1. The files that were transferred off the server onto the drive, are exactly the same. 2. Secure. 3. Fast.
So I tried to download adobe flashplayer from a site I'm not sure of, and it didn't install flashplugin-installer. My pc always bugs me about having a broken packet and i'm not able to download anything else because of it. I've tried for a long time now and visited like every site to try to get rid of it. It says "E: flashplugin-nonfree: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting a removal."
When I try to delete it in system package manager. And it says I need to do this "This package is a transitional package that can safely be removed after you installed flashplugin-installer." I can't find where to install this and when I did think I found the link I try to type my password for terminal and it just says sorry, try again for some reason. I got ubuntu yesterday so I am new to this.
I have a laptop which has Xubuntu on a Wubi install. I have no way to connect my laptop to the internet, as I have dial-up on my desktop and my laptop doesn't have a dial-up modem. I need to install "libc6" as a dependency for libc6-dev, but when I double click the .deb (which I transferred using an sd card using my desktop, which has Vista) It shows the window for a couple seconds, and then closes. I already have libc6 installed, but it is an older version.
I just preparing some presentations and was wondering what the most interresting Tools on the FSL would be. There are many, many everybody would use, but what would be the lets say "most wanted" Tools on the fedora Security Suite aka FSL?! Without what Tool you could not work?
I'm trying to install ubuntu 10.10 on xp,but, after waiting around 2 hours per instalation I received a error message that says:" unbuntu installer : and error occurred: coercing to unicode: need string or buffer, none Type found. for more information see log file C:1customerlocals-1 empwubi-10.10-rev197.109. I tried on one particion make just for it then I even tried on xp on C: I even put it on a pendrive but my bios is old and do not provide for usb booting. The other thing I have to try is making a boot cd but for one reason or the other , my recorder do not want to recornized my cds- rw and right now I do not have any regular blank cds . That will be my next step. Note: Ubuntu appears installed on the the control panel "add or removed programs" but not in "all programs" list. I'm a novice on this so maybe the answer was posted but I couldn't find it. Looking ahead to try it and be part of the linux team.
I tried to upgrade my Fedora 12 machine using preupgrade to Fedora 13.I went through the initials steps of preupgrade and rebooted when requested.A number of packages were installed until I encountered the following error and the installation quit.
Error Installing Package..A fatal error occurred when installing the tzdata package.This could indicate errors when reading the installation media. Installation cannot continue. Exit installer.Note that before I started the preupgrade processes I updated all packages I had installed in Fedora 12 including yum.
I tried doing a fresh install of F15 today on my computer, and I have a problem. When I try to install to hard drive, I get as far as choosing storage, then it examines storage devices and closes. I get an error that says a package has crashed. (I would post it up, but its not notifying me anymore)
I am following this guide to installing eclipse via terminal command-line on Linux. However, this seems to be happening lately with all the packages I try to install..I checked the Synaptic Package Manager and reloaded and rebooted the computer, but to no avail.
I am trying to install kcachegrind and during the ./configure phase I got the following error: Checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!
Now I guess I have QT installed and I tried to do the following: ./configure --with-qt-includes=/usr/lib64/qt4/include but that did not work either.. actually checking further I found that the folder include is missing in usr/lib64/qt4/ !!!!
Just to give you a brief overview of the setup that I have presently. The linux box has a series of softwares installed on it with its respective configurations. The softwares most important are python, php, mysql, mysql connectors to name a few. Everytime we need to setup a machine like this the process has to be repeated several times over and the whole nine yard steps need to carried on frequently. Alternately, we also approach it by taking a complete file system backup ['ghost' of the box, to be precise] of the system recently installed and restore it on the new system to make it less cumbersome.
What I was looking for was something like an installer that helps me to select the packages that I need to install. The packages selected gets installed and resides in the directories that I want it to, configure the default settings or help me to change the configuration during or after the installation and so on and forth. Basically, its also an activity to assist newer recruits who would want to setup such nodes at a faster rate than currently.Am completely new to such a project. I may not have explained myself exhaustively here but am ready to give anyone as much details as reqd if there is somebody out there to assist and show direction.
I tried to install 64bit 10.04 Release Candidate but it fails every time. I have been using 64bit 9.10 Karmic on this computer so it's suitable for installation.
I tried to install from USB stick and from CD but same error at the same point! It fails just befere it starts to ask your locations etc...
There must be something totally wrong on installer. Checksums are ok etc...
Errors seen with CD and USB stick installation: Pop up: "Istalltion failed The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run so that you may investigate the problem or try installing again."
On command line I can see following error message on CD:
I tried to install a pci wireless card, just to see if it was faster than my usb antenna. after trying to install the kernel, or firmware or driver, not sure which. i fallowed the instructions on the site that Terminal posted to me. Well... it didn't work. kept getting error msg's. now every time I install updates, new programs, or even uninstall something. weather it be in Terminal, synaptic, Ubuntu software centre, I keep getting firmware-b43-installer error. I'm not using the card, cause I couldn't get it to work. but how do I get rid of the error code that keeps coming up, even though I'm not trying to install it. This is what popped up in Terminal after installing Minitube.
I just upgraded from 11 to 12 and then installed the Nvidia proprietary drivers from RPMFusion. Initially glxinfo wouldn't work because SELinux was stopping it from using an executable stack. Since the Nvidia drivers are proprietary and a fix may not be provided, I allowed this access to glxinfo with chcon -t execmem_exec_t '/usr/bin/glxinfo'
However it looks like every program using glx-utils also needs these permissions - so far I allowed Xorg, compiz and the Firefox video plugin to execstack. Can anyone suggest a fix for this - preferably one that avoids execstack for all those apps since its a security risk. If not how do I create an SELinux policy to automatically grant apps execstack while they use glxinfo or other nVidia libraries but not at other times.
I am having trouble installing the 10.04 RC On my desktop the installer just crashes with a fatal error, before you get to the first screen of the installation process, where you choose to run as live cd or install. On my Laptop i am trying to Install alongside my current 9.10 installation and i keep getting the errors illustrated in the screenies. It is all probably down to my stupidity, but if it is not then this is very worrying 1less than a week before release.
I'm a first time user of xubuntu or any other linux derivative operating system and I was wondering if I could get some assistance on installing xubuntu 11.04 on my old laptop. When I downloaded the iso and burned it into a DVD+R, I inserted it into the machine and let it ran. It started well and I checked the disc's integrity before continuing with the installation and it passed that. Now, as I enter the installation screen, I select my language then click forward but the installer freezes for a few minutes and later disappears only to be replaced with an error message, "The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now run so that you may investigate the problem or try installing again." and it does as it says and boots into a demo mode. I try installing again through the "Install Xubuntu.." link on the desktop but it follows the same problem.
My laptop's specifications are as follows: ACER TRAVELMATE 290 256 RAM (240 usable) Intel Pentium M processor 1500 MHz 599 MHz Video card: 64 MB internal Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
I seldom mess with Wubi because I prefer a true dual-boot but due to a recent reply in the following bug report I thought it might benefit Colin Watson to have a first hand source of the problem:[URL]Then "bcbc" replied in post #273 and shortly after the thread was closed Now, I've had precious little time to do much testing and such lately due to an overdue remodel that was needed due to a kitchen fire over two years ago, and weather related problems have just nailed me big time to-boot, so I'm sorry if I seem more scatter brained than usual, but such is life.
Anyway, I did as "bcbc" suggested but it appears that Verbose Mode is no longer supported in 10.04 Wubi I do not currently have a working camera to take a shot of the options provided if hitting Esc after the initial install but it just drops me to a grub> prompt.I've tried disabling every bit of the Win XP security, defragging, reducing and increasing the default size of the Wubi install, etc, etc, etc!Any Wubi experts out there?I'd like to test for regression regarding those grub2 updates but I can't unless I can install 10.04 Wubi on this test machine Also, I can't currently network more than one computer, so ssh is just not possible. I have no room! The moral of that story is to NEVER live in a home while you're remodeling
I want to download and install Ubuntu to run alongside Windows 7 in a dual boot configuration. and downloaded the Windows Installer, but when I try to launch it I get an error message which I captured and attached to this post. What's really wierd is that once the message is displayed, I can't get rid of it. Even running the Task Manager to try to close the message doesn't work. I literally have to restart the computer to get rid of the message!
Am I suppose to be downloading the Windows Installer (Wubi) to a CD first where I run it from there? If so, the instructions don't mention that. Can't I download it directly to my C: drive and then run it from there? If so, why am I getting the error message?
I have an Asus eee 1000. Was running Ubuntu 10.04 netbook remix quite happily for some months until recently when I had some problems and decided to reinstall. Unfortunately that is when my real problems began. I have tried using various CD.s with Ubuntu 10.04 desktop and Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook remix.
Both give the same error - The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error
This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement, or to move the system to a cooler environment.
I tried using an SD card to install - that also gave errors. I tried installing Windows as much as I hate it and, annoyingly, that installed without any problems whatsoever. Then I tried using the Alternate Install disc. That gave me a different error - did everything and apparently installed a "basic" system but failed to install software. Struggled to find an answer to that. How I can get Ubuntu 10.04 back on my netbook. As it stands at the moment I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that I will have to install Windows or buy a new netbook - this seems preposterous!
I have seen that many people have this error and so it seems like some sort of bug. The only clue I had is that I did succeed in installing Ubuntu on my second 32 GB SD (the netbook has two (an 8 GB and a 32 GB). Unfortunately this SD appears much slower than the first so I erased it and went back to trying to get it on the 8 GB as before. Now it won't install on either - gives the same error. I do not believe that both my SD.s can be faulty and so I can only assume that somehow they both need erasing or formatting or something before I can reinstall.