Re: Simplifying package installation.

> And if someone solves the 'personal rpm' problem then that'll work without
> passwords too

personal rpm sounds like the best idea to me, but i haven't had much feedback 
on the idea. i haven't looked at the rpm code in a long time (pre-3.0), but 
i can't imagine it would be too hard to fact, it sounds quite 
simple. the only real issues i can see are a) space, but without quotas, it is 
silly, since i can just make all the big files i want, (hacked) rpm or not, 
and b) removing apps from the system db that a user's rpms need, since the 
user installing an rpm can obviously check the system db, but not vice-versa. 
this could be done with some separate suid program, though, couldn't it?

Justin Maurer                      
IFT Systems, Inc.                  
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Arlington, Virginia, 22213 USA                         acf on LinuxNet

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