Re: Simplifying package installation.

On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 01:15:58PM -0500, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> > what about the fact that rpm and other package managers (i know at least dpkg) 
> > allow for installs to user-specified directories? that way, i can just do rpm -Uvh
> > gnumeric.rpm and it can check my rpmdb and the sys rpmdb for dependencies, 
> > etc.
> RPM needs root access.
> Do we want to let random people have access to the rpm database?

How about using something like userv to restrict who can fiddle with the
package database?

> Are we going to make our front-end setuid?

Eek, no. Certainly not the whole lot :)


  James Aylett                                                           

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