Crazy dependancy issues in f7?
k5di at zianet.com
Tue Jul 3 12:31:05 UTC 2007
> 2007/7/3, Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com>:
>> > Now, I realise people say "fedora isnt for production environments" -
>> > which this isnt. But grub requring gtk2, and smartmontools requiring
>> > usermode? These are just silly dependency issues...
>> > I guess I'll probably have to file some bugs in bugzilla.
>> > Hi Dan, with the smallest hard drive you can buy 120 GB, why are
>> you trying to make F7 look like Red Hat 6? Load the smallest F7 with
>> no language or applications packages. Then goto /etc/rc.d/init.d and
>> tell it to not start X.
> Each program that is installed on a productive server rises the risk
> of a backdoor
> or similar problems. This means: even when X is not running on a
> server it might
> contain a bug that allows a regular user to get root access. You do
> not want that!
> Therefore a service should only (!) contain the programs needed to
> run and nothing
Hi Frank, I hear you but I fail to see how a Xwindows set of files
not running could aid a hacker. As for the root password it should be
protected by the passwrd files.
When school starts again I will ask the students in Computer
Engineering what they think.
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