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Re: Local users get to play root?

2009/11/18 Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org>:
> On 11/18/2009 10:38 PM, nodata wrote:
>> Yikes! When was it decided that non-root users get to play root?
>> Ref:
>>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=534047
>> This is horrible!
> The subject of the mail doesn't actually match the description in the
> bug report.  Richard Hughes says:
> "PackageKit allows you to install signed content from signed
> repositories without a password by default. It only asks you to
> authenticate if anything is unsigned or the signatures are wrong"
> If you have a problem with this, do explain why. Not suggesting it is
> not a problem but being more descriptive does help.

Well, it's all a bit inconsistent presently:

$ yum install maxima
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
You need to be root to perform this command.
$ maxima
Command not found. Install package 'maxima' to provide command 'maxima'? [N/y]
 * Installing packages..
 * Getting information..
 * Resolving dependencies..
The following packages have to be installed:
 sbcl-1.0.30-2.fc12.x86_64	Steel Bank Common Lisp
 wxBase-2.8.10-6.fc12.x86_64	Non-GUI support classes from the wxWidgets library
 wxGTK-2.8.10-6.fc12.x86_64	GTK2 port of the wxWidgets GUI library
 gnuplot-common-4.2.6-1.fc12.x86_64	common gnuplot parts
 cl-asdf-20071110-7.fc12.noarch	Another System Definition Facility
 gnuplot-4.2.6-1.fc12.x86_64	A program for plotting mathematical
expressions and data
 maxima-runtime-sbcl-5.19.2-1.fc12.x86_64	Maxima compiled with SBCL
 common-lisp-controller-6.15-8.fc12.noarch	Common Lisp source and
compiler manager
Proceed with changes? [N/y]
 * Waiting for authentication..
 * Running..
 * Resolving dependencies..
 * Downloading packages..
 * Testing changes..
 * Installing packages..
 * Scanning applications.. [jgu withnail ~]$ Command not found.
Install package 'maxima' to provide command 'maxima'? [N/y] ^C

... and what's more it bails with "command not found" anyway.... which
component isn't working here?

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