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Re: Fedora Feature Proposal: Yum Integration



Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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).
> 

Half broken apps because of missing dependencies that are needed for
"extra features" rather then "core functionality" is just bad
programming/app design. It's either a requirement for the app as a whole
or a requirement for a feature that the app can just disable/ignore
during runtime.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen
-kanarip


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