RE: Package Manager Denies Permission to Install

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On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 13:21 -0500, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> It does not stop me from doing what I want to do. It just makes it more 
> difficult and time-consuming. It does not actually enhance security in 
> any meaningful way. And it disrespects me by implying that I effectively 
> do not have the brains to come in out of the rain. And it disrespects 
> every person who wrote the GUI code which you implicitly claim is insecure.

Please read

The GTK developers say "do not run GUI code as root". They are the ones
who write the GUI code. As for gnome-packagekit, _I_ wrote the code.

Trust me, you have to be very paranoid when writing code that runs as
uid 0, and that's not your average programmer writing a few hundred
lines of python.


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