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Re: Package Management Blows Goats (use cases)



On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 13:22 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 05:18 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 09:51:33AM +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > > Toby logs into his desktop. A notification area icon with a critical
> > > icon appears in the top right and a libnotify popup tells him there are
> > > 3 three critical security updates. The libnotify popup has three
> > 
> > Who is Toby, is he authorised to install updates ?
> > 
> > One big problem throughout the Fedora and RHEL code is that nobody has
> > been willing to actually distinguish between install types at install
> > time. That is what causes the limits on automounting file systems, it is
> > what stops us doing Ubuntu type sudo and it is what breaks this.
> > 
> > We need to know if the system is
> > 	- User managed
> > 	- Centrally managed
> > 	- Physical access implies control (typical home PC)
> > 
> > and ask that in a sane fashion
> 
> I only see two cases, and neither involves asking.
> 
> 1) The person at the computer is "responsible" for it
> 2) Someone else is responsible
> 
> The solution is simple - default to 1) for CDs downloaded from the
> Fedora website.
> 
> For 2), make it convenient for the responsible person can set things up
> in whatever paranoid fashion they like - say person at computer has to
> stand on one foot and spin around, then swipe their fingerprint and type
> four passwords before they can download software.

Yes, very sane. Could you add this to http://live.gnome.org/PackageKit
please? Thanks.

Richard.



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