On Wednesday 18 November 2009 12:48:28 pm Rahul Sundaram wrote: > .. if the packages are signed and from a signed repository. So, you left > out the important part. Explain why this is a problem in a bit more > detail. Not every Fedora installation will fall neatly into "single user" or "actively managed" categories. I might be managing half a dozen machines in some office at my university, and had I not known about this new, unprecedented feature, I might come in one day and discover that everyone is running a completely different system -- even though none of them have the root password! I also cannot claim that I am familiar with all of the thousands of packages in the Fedora repositories, and would rather not come in one day and have a user ask me for help after having installed dozens of unfamiliar packages after a few weeks of using the system. I do not feel this is a terribly contrived example... -- Ben -- Message sent on: Wed Nov 18 20:00:53 EST 2009
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