fedora 21 lets me install packages without root
naheemzaffar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 16:20:37 UTC 2014
When creating an account, I am pretty sure there is a toggle box of
whether the account is for an administrator or not.
I suspect toggling that has the effect that some on this thread desire.
For a normal single user system, I am glad that such a toggle exists
and gives me some power that is much needed in many cases.
On 20 October 2014 17:10, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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