dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings

Gerald B. Cox gbcox at bzb.us
Sat Jun 21 17:26:13 UTC 2014


You can't child proof the world.


On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Naheem Zaffar <naheemzaffar at gmail.com>
wrote:

> While dnf itself might want to stay "pure" and do as commanded, maybe
> for fedora there should be a default plugin that adds some protection
> for the regular users?
>
> On 21 June 2014 18:02, Gerald B. Cox <gbcox at bzb.us> wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Tim Lauridsen <tim.lauridsen at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> many people stops reading fdl, because of all the flaming and people
> trash
> >> talking each other and that is sad for Fedora :-(
> >
> >
> > Thank you.  No one likes trolling.
> >
> > It should be obvious that if you start removing packages you should
> > understand what you are doing.  To run DNF, you first have to have root
> > authority - which should be the first red flag. Second, when you enter a
> > command to remove a package and it comes back and lists hundreds of
> > dependencies it is also going to remove, that should be enough of a nudge
> > for the prudent person to reply "N".
> >
> > You can't stop people from being careless by asking them again if they
> are
> > really, really sure.  If they go ahead and destroy their system and have
> to
> > re-install, maybe that will be a sufficient deterrent to keep them from
> > doing it again.  Just like telling a child not to touch a hot surface...
> > some listen and the ones that don't get burned.
> >
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