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Re: PackageKit policy: background and plans



On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Jesse Keating <jkeating j2solutions net> wrote:
> This is precisely the dialog that has been removed from F12 and is not
> planned to be returned.

My understanding was that this was removed because collecting the root password
during a user session is insecure because there could be a sniffer or the dialog
could be faked.

If I understand you correctly you are saying that even if this weakness were
addressed (e.g. through whatever means make fast user switching secure) that
the feature would not be re-introduced.  Am I misunderstanding?

If I am not misunderstand, can you point me to the real reason that this feature
was removed?

Thanks!


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