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Mar 2, 2010

I recently installed Xubuntu (9.10) in my computer, but... I have been having intermitent hard disk problems, and so I decided to google a little and after reading this:


I did use Synaptic to search for smartmontools and then install it.

Synaptic complained that it couldn't autenticate the packet, but I figured this was happening because... this is not an application supported by Canonical? I clicked and installed the packet (well, in fact, I *think* it has installed two applications, not just one).

Then later, I saw one of those arrows at the top right of the screen, and clicked it to install updates. Synaptic told me to update SUDO. Hmm... serious. And then even more: it told me that it couldn't autenticate it I stopped the installation and registered at these forums.

And more: before posting, I tried to reproduce the "error" (and again, stop before installing the "suspicious" SUDO update) but Synaptic now autenticated it troubleless and installed it.

Well, now I have a LOT of questions:

1. Where do I place this post?. Security?. Hardware problems?. Update and installation? (Linux noobiness?)

2. my hard disk?. I've read somewhere that an application called "fsck"

3. What may have happened with Synaptic?. Why wouldn't it autenticate a SUDO update?

4. Have I done something wrong?. Something unrepairable?

5. Can I trust the SUDO version that now I have installed in my system?

6. How could I check what has Synaptic exactly installed?. Is there any log file anywhere in my system?

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