fedora 21 lets me install packages without root

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Oct 20 17:00:51 UTC 2014

Am 20.10.2014 um 18:10 schrieb Stephen John Smoogen:
> On 20 October 2014 07:45, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org
> <mailto: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?

uninstall anything in context of packagekit and just use yum

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