It seems that for some reason when apper asks for the root password when installing, deinstalling or updating packages it doesn't make use of the
sudo command (why?!) and hence I get an authentication error when entering my password there. Meaning I have to start apper as root via
sudo apper to be able to update/de/install packages.
Now the problem I have with that is that I get a bunch of errors in the console when executing either
sudo apper and apper looks really strange and old and all its icons aren't shown.
The errors are:
QStandardPaths: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set, defaulting to '/tmp/runtime-root' QCommandLineParser: option not defined: "install-mime-type"
QCommandLineParser: option not defined: "install-package-name"
QCommandLineParser: option not defined: "install-provide-file"
QCommandLineParser: option not defined: "install-catalog"
QCommandLineParser: option not defined: "remove-package-by-file"
Invalid pixmap specified.
QOBject::connect: No such slot MainUi::seetCaption(QString)
QObject::connect: (sendern name:
'ApperKCM') void PackageModel::clear()
No frame loaded No frame loaded
void PackageModel::finished() PackageKit::Transaction(0xsomecode) PackageKit::Transaction(0xsamecode)
The 2nd time executed that command I got fewer errors and some new ones:
Reusing existing ksycoca
Recreating ksycoca file ("/root/.cache/ksycoca5_..., version id)
Still in the time dict (i.e. deleted files) ("apps", "servicetypes", "services")
Menu "application-kmenuedit.menu not found.
QObject::connect: No such slot MainUi::setCaption(QString)
QObject::connect: (sender name: 'ApperKCM')
So my question: what do these errors mean - what's causing them? And how to fix them? And how to get apper to look normal when opening it via
sudo (this probably has to do with these errors).
I'm using Debian 9.1 with KDE and Dolphin.