Fedora Feature Proposal: Yum Integration
skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Thu Jul 19 11:52:13 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 06:28 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 09:26:39AM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > > IIUC it would be "automatic" in that it launches say pirut to install
> > > the missing package, which would prompt you for your root password
> > > before continuing.
> > But what if you are just a regular user who doesn't have the root password?
> > That pretty much limits the use of this feature to administrative programs
> > (which require root anyway). Otherwise users will end up with half-broken apps
> This should be done as configurable policy. In fact, that can be done *now*,
> with one missing crucial bit -- the concept of limited access to packages
> in yum. Which we could make a really crack-ridden plugin to deal with....
'the concept of limited access to packages in yum'?
What does that mean? I'm not sure I understand the usage here and so I'm
not sure where/how it would work as a plugin.
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