fedora 21 lets me install packages without root

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 16:10:48 UTC 2014

On 20 October 2014 07:45, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> 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.
So if I mistype 'rm' as rn or rb will lrzsz or rn be installed so that it
does the wrong thing next time? Or is this only some commands? And beyond
removing someone from the wheel group what is the way to turn this off?

Stephen J Smoogen.
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