fedora 21 lets me install packages without root

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at gnome.org
Mon Oct 20 13:02:59 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2014-10-19 at 23:34 -0700, James Patterson wrote:
> I am in the wheel group, and if I type:
> nethogs
> then I can install nethogs without any additional authorization. This is
> on a freshly booted machine where sudo has not been run.
> Should this be marked as a blocker?
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1153005

This was approved by FESCo last year. As you noticed, you're in wheel,
which lets you do lots of privileged things without typing any password
(and many other things with your own password instead of the root
password). If you don't want this behavior, you can just remove yourself
from wheel.

Carry on,

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