[Yum] yum is root-only???

Dmitry S. Makovey dmitry at athabascau.ca
Mon Apr 5 17:09:48 UTC 2004


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On April 5, 2004 10:43 am, seth vidal wrote:
> > but with the proper group permissions should be ok, right?
>
> yes - but I didn't see the value in letting it continue.
>
> If you're allowed to update the cache you better have superuser value.
>
> > so it was kind of shortcut instead of full-blown permissions check? Not
> > to be pita, but just out of curiosity I wonder if that's going to change
> > since this is not the most elegant solution (we have more than one admin
> > downloading packages) maybe it's worth another option in config: check
> > for 'root' or check for group?
>
> If you have more than one admin downloading packages at the same time
> things will break.  I don't think letting the average user update the
> cache just b/c they're a member of a group is necessarily a good idea.

Thanks for comments and suggestions. Now I've got the idea on why and what is 
happening. I would still consider doing monkey-patch to yum so root is not 
required because that would meet our requirements and internal procedures...

- -- 
Dmitry Makovey
Web Systems Administrator
Athabasca University
(780) 675-6245
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