[Yum] Re: Usernames, Passwords and yum

Javier Perez pepebuho at pananet.com
Wed Jun 9 19:31:19 UTC 2004

Not all packages installed must be Admin packages.

A user may be part of a small project using a set of programs
not available to everyone else and he may very well want to get
updates from an additional repository for things that he runs
from his $HOME/bin directory.

He could be running his own yum pointed at $HOME/etc/yum.conf


> -----Original Message-----
> From: yum-bounces at lists.dulug.duke.edu
> [mailto:yum-bounces at lists.dulug.duke.edu]On Behalf Of seth vidal
> Sent: Miércoles, 09 de Junio de 2004 01:48 a.m.
> To: Yellowdog Updater, Modified
> Subject: Re: [Yum] Re: Usernames, Passwords and yum
> On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 23:33 -0700, Michael Stenner wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:17:36PM -0400, Tom Diehl wrote:
> > > Unless they have root access they already cannot run yum.
> >
> > Well, they can run "yum list" and "yum search", etc.  But basically, I
> > agree with you.  yum has limited value as a user app.
> >
> It's not obvious to me what the benefit of yum is to a user who is not
> the admin. I guess they can query packages and look for info but if
> they're not going to install/remove/update something I don't really see
> the point of a user dealing with it.
> thoughts?
> -sv
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