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Re: Fedora Feature Proposal: Yum Integration



Jesse Keating <jkeating <at> redhat.com> writes:
> IIUC it would be "automatic" in that it launches say pirut to install
> the missing package, which would prompt you for your root password
> before continuing.

But what if you are just a regular user who doesn't have the root password? 
That pretty much limits the use of this feature to administrative programs 
(which require root anyway). Otherwise users will end up with half-broken apps 
and no way to fix them without administrator assistance, and admins of any 
multi-user machine will hate it (when they install something, they expect the 
dependencies to come with it, not to get a support request a few days later to 
install XYZ for the feature UVW to work).

        Kevin Kofler


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