Originally Posted by nickdalzell
issue never comes up in terminal. sudo apt-get install works fine. must be a software center bug. it happened just after updating this morning...
temporarily solved by changing permissions to software center. now i don't need root to use it.
"software center" are you referring to Synaptic? I usually run that from the Lancelot launcher on my systems, and immediately I have to enter the root password as it does require root. otherwise it just wont run at all. "sudo apt-get install" should always work whatever happens I think.