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Fedora 12 lets unprivileged users install packages

Nov 19, 2009, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])


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"So any user can install any package found in the official repository. Some Fedora developers, at least, seem to see this as a feature; see this rapidly-growing thread for the discussion.

"The bug report contains the incantation needed to disable this behavior:

pklalockdown --lockdown org.freedesktop.packagekit.package-install

"Evidently that is not a long-term solution, though; see this post for a rather more involved fix. Stay tuned: we'll probably post a longer look at this issue in the near future."

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