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Why do I need root-privileges to update my package manager's package list?

Why do I need root-privileges to update my package managers package list? Hi, I always wondered why I need root-privileges to update my package managers package list? I'm aware that the privileges ...
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Apper errors and looking strange when opening it via sudo

So I locked my root account for security purposes. 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 ...
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Linux Mint is installing programs to / and not /home, how do I resolve this?

I have an issue with Linux Mint saving things to root and not the home directory. I need assistance with this, a friend is being rather persistent about it. Every time a package is installed it ...
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Non-Root Package Managers

From my research, I seem to notice that all package managers insist on being used as a privileged user and must be installed into /. Typically, what I like to do is create a throwaway account, ...