[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...
Web Systems Administrator
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