Being able to check for updates without password

Bug #241980 reported by Fred on 2008-06-21
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #30583: Sudo password required to show updates. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

I think that it should be possible to connect to the repository and check if there are any updates available without having to enter a password.

The password should only be needed for installing the updates, not for checking for updates.

Onno Benschop (onno-itmaze) wrote :

I agree. The password prompt is inconsistent.

The Update Manager process that causes the notification runs without user intervention, that is, there is (probably) a cron job that runs the update as root and causes a notification alert.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

This is indeed a good idea..

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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