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Re: Fedora Core 4



> The thing I hate about that syntax is that it lets users do some very-
> possibly stupid stuff w/o having to think very hard.

What's the big deal? They can do:
	rpm -i url:/to/the/rpm

Which they have to run as root anyway.

People would have an option to use either mothod, depending on
their confort level.
 
> Making it a two step process at least makes them think a tiny bit more
> about the very-possibly stupid act their about to undertake.

Heh, they can do so many stupid things as root, this is just an
annoyance more then anything. Don't get me wrong, I don't feel
that strongly for it, but I'm not sure I buy the argument.

> oh and for future reference: consistency with rpm's user interface is
> not and will not be a design goal of yum development. It may end up that
> way, occasionally, but it's not going to be something that drives my
> decisions.

I know you don't aim for consistency with rpm, but having it where it
doesn't hurt would be nice, no?

-- 
Dimi.


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