I'll try to outline this as well as I can:
I have a Kubuntu VM running a LAMP configuratin, nothing fancy, a vhost with mystite.com and the correct hosts edit to make the changes work correctly. I installed WordPress, and can log in, everything works relatively fine.
I get into the updates page, and it asks for my ftp creds. I then type in
chown -R www-data mysite.com
That fixes the issue, no problem.
The issue now, is that I have to now type in
sudo as a prefix to everything I do, and this is a pain. What do I need to do to fix this?