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Re: Package Manager Denies Permission to Install



On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 09:53 -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
> 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.
----
I have no doubt that you actually believe that and I suspect that there
is little that I could say that would change your mind.

Perhaps you should relate the study you have given to this concept to
convince us of your analysis.

Craig


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