Locating python

andrew cooke andrew at acooke.org
Wed Feb 4 05:03:38 EST 2009

On Feb 3, 7:35 pm, David Sevilla <sevil... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am quite new to Linux, and thought that by using yast2 there would
> be no user problems (I am asked for the root password). I will sudo it
> to see if it solves the problem.

yast asked you for the password so that easy_install could be
installed correctly.

you are now using "sudo easy_install" to install mnemosyne and sudo is
asking for the root password.

each time you install something you need to change public files on the
system, and so each time you need to use root in some way.  yast does
this by logging in as root for you, but needs the password to do it.
sudo does the same thing, but again needs the password to do it.

hope that makes senses (and that this worked).


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