XFCE 10.1 new install - CUPS not installed and sudo oddity

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XFCE 10.1 new install - CUPS not installed and sudo oddity

Postby marcusadamski » 2019-09-14 16:28


Just installed Debian XFCE 10.1. Copied all restored all my files from backup ... and the next job is setting up my printer.

Coming from Mint / Ubuntu - I was surprised to see CUPS was not installed

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dpkg -l cups
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
un  cups           <none>       <none>       (no description available)

And when I tried to use 'service' to restart or re-install, discovered that's not installed. Before I go any further, can you please please confirm this is expected? If so, what's my next move, to install 'service' ... or explore another option first?

Secondly, another oddity I noticed. Although, when prompted via a dialogue, I can successfully log on as root (e.g. for synaptic) - but on the command line if I try:

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sudo ls
[sudo] password for marcus:
marcus is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
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Re: XFCE 10.1 new install - CUPS not installed and sudo oddi

Postby Bloom » 2019-09-14 16:56

If you're the only user and you're not in the sudoers file, you most likely entered a root password during install.
You need to do
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su root

and enter the root password, then you can install software. You can then also add yourself to the sudo system if you want.
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