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Re: Whodunnit? F10 install without permission



On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 21:53 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-12-06 at 02:49 +0000, dexter wrote:
> > As I don't use this Kit I'll never see it, but along the lines of 'is
> > it ok to install x.y.z to enable auto-updates [y|n]'
> > followed by a 'always do this | dont ask again'. The important keyword
> > here is opt-in!
> 
> Well that wasn't what the package was installed for.  It was installed
> so that PackageKit could have the appropriate information to check if
> there were distro level upgrades (say 9 to 10) available for you.  The
> upstream has been asked to please not install any software in Fedora
> without a users consent, so hopefully this scenario won't happen again,
> at least not with PackageKit.

I think, in this case, it would have made more sense to have added a new
Pre-Req to an update of PackageKit, since it was not defined in the
initial package of F10.  I would have probably happily agreed to have
those three packages brought along for the ride at my next "yum
update"....  What was disconcerting to me is when the settings for the
PackageKit tool say: "Automatic install: Nothing".

It's great when folks don't even pay attention to their own settings....
<evil grin>

Thanks Jesse for clarifying with upstream,

--Rob


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