RPM's

Johnathan Bailes johnathan.bailes at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 04:33:17 UTC 2005


On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 06:15:22 +0200, Marek Pawinski
<pawinski.marek at gmail.com> wrote:
> >From what i understand you are telling the user to execute
> "./configure" and "make" as root which to me is a security risk, i
> would rather do it as user and "make install" as root.
> 
> 

I agree.

But ..... It is honestly more of a fat finger risk.  

Don't spend lots of time logged in as root doing things.  

Just an invitation one way or another to disaster.  

Anyone for example can forget a dash or something like the example below:

(Never do this as root)
find / name core -exec rm {} \;

The guy who did this forgot the dash and deleted everything from / down.




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