Description of problem:
Downloaded opera-11.51-1087.x86_64.rpm from Opera's website. I chose to install by right-clicking on the downloaded rpm in my Downloads folder and choosing "Open With Software Install". The process starts but errors out with an authentication error without ever asking for a password. This appears to be a 64-bit only problem based on posts from the following thread:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
On a 64-bit system, right-click on a rpm and choose "Open With Software Install"
Steps to Reproduce:
Install errors out with an authentication error without ever asking for a password.
Software Install to ask for root's password and then install the rpm.
Actual rpm I was trying to install after downloading to my Downloads folder.
Dangermouse sleuthed out that logging in with Gnome Compiz is what is causing this bug. It very well may not have anything to do with 32-bit vs 64-bit.
I confirm when logged in with the default Gnome 3 shell, I do not encounter this bug, but when logged in with Gnome classic and Compiz I encounter this error. This bug also includes the Add/Remove Software applet (same thing I guess).
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