dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings

Andre Robatino robatino at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jun 24 19:56:45 UTC 2014

Gerald B. Cox <gbcox <at> bzb.us> writes:

> <Sigh> A gun doesn't require you to go into root mode before using it; and
it doesn't ask you if you are sure before you pull the trigger. 

dnf requires root mode _every_ time you use it. Same for asking if you're
sure (unless the -y option is used). Any barrier that has to be passed every
time you use something, will be automatically passed without thinking, by
someone in a hurry. (And of course the people in a hurry will use -y, so you
don't even have that.) It goes without saying that time is limited, so you
can't just casually blame the user for not taking extra time to work around
the software's lack of protection against dangerous behavior. Since there
are only a few devs and many users, it's expected that devs should spend
some time including protection, to save a much larger amount on the user side.

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