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Re: PackageKit policy: background and plans

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Seth Vidal wrote:

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Colin Walters wrote:

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:02 PM, James Morris <jmorris namei org> wrote:

Possibly (it could simply be that an updated policy is weaker for some
reason) -- but it doesn't matter, there should be no way to change MAC
policy without MAC privilege.

It'd be nice here if we had the ability to only grant the ability to
install applications, not packages.  We could possibly do this even
now inside PackageKit by always downloading the filelists data, and
looking for a .desktop file.  It'd be even better if we could get at
the data inside the .desktop file, but that's not necessary for this.
That leaves aside the packagekit-command-not-found feature for unix
binaries, but that's more of a technical use case.

Or - you could more easily generate the 'which pkgs have .desktop files' and propagate that into a package Provides.

since yum can install by provides - that takes care of that need.


Provides: App('foo')

We're already collecting provides from .desktop files for mime types, adding more provides would be a no-brainer.

	- Panu -

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