fedora 21 lets me install packages without root

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Mon Oct 20 13:45:16 UTC 2014

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 06:21:54AM -0700, James Patterson wrote:
> I'd like consistent behavior please.

When possible, that is ideal. But yum doesn't have a built-in privilege
escalation mechanism to do this.

> 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.

Only signed packages from system repositories can be installed. 

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader

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