dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings
Phillip T. George
me+fedora at phillipgeorge.com
Sat Jun 21 17:57:30 UTC 2014
Its reasonable to follow industry practices in regards to safety. To
remove a common safety and require humans to be intelligent all of the
time is an excellent way to introduce (more) chaos into the system.
Sounds like an off-list discussion needs to take place.
On 6/21/14 12:26 PM, Gerald B. Cox wrote:
> You can't child proof the world.
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Naheem Zaffar
> <naheemzaffar at gmail.com <mailto: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
> <mailto:gbcox at bzb.us>> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Tim Lauridsen
> <tim.lauridsen at gmail.com <mailto: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
> > some listen and the ones that don't get burned.
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