fedora 21 lets me install packages without root

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Oct 20 17:30:29 UTC 2014

Am 20.10.2014 um 19:25 schrieb drago01:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> 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
> No you can configure polkit instead ... see man polkit

yes, but most people i know use just YUM for better control and if you 
are firm to use YUM you can safely remove Packagekit without mangle 
other configs

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