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?

A personal rpm db might be nice, but it should not connect to the system db,
since what is installed in an user home directory cannot be trusted.

So I don't see the need for any separate suid program.


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