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Re: Fedora Feature Proposal: Yum Integration



On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 09:26:39AM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > 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 

This should be done as configurable policy. In fact, that can be done *now*,
with one missing crucial bit -- the concept of limited access to packages
in yum. Which we could make a really crack-ridden plugin to deal with....

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