Locating python

Tino Wildenhain tino at wildenhain.de
Wed Feb 4 12:31:33 CET 2009


andrew cooke wrote:
> 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).

actually "su" needs the root (or the target users') password
and sudo needs _your_ (the current users) password.

HTH
Tino
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