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Re: Package Manager Denies Permission to Install



On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 1:30 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-01-19 at 10:16 -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
>> What's the difference whether the package got
>> installed by root or via "su"?
>
> No difference. The difference is that if you're loading a GUI to do it,
> you're running 500,000 lines of code as root in an untrusted
> environment.
>
> Richard.

Well, if you can not trust a GUI then logging in as a user won't help
either. Once that user invokes superuser powers there is no difference
between him/her and root.


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