fedora 21 lets me install packages without root

James Patterson jamespatterson at operamail.com
Mon Oct 20 13:21:54 UTC 2014

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014, at 06:02 AM, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> 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.

I'd like consistent behavior please.

Typing yum install requires a password, so should be the behaviour for
running a command that doesn't exist causing a package to be installed.

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