Re: Simplifying package installation.

On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 07:48:58PM -0400, Justin Maurer wrote:
> > 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?

Why couldn't systemwide rpm check user's rpm db's, those could be setup
similirly as say the mail is, in some /var/ subdir, and the system could read
them in and check them as well.


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