[Rpm-maint] Re: [lsb-discuss] [packaging] RFC: Berlin Packaging API

Robert Schweikert robert.schweikert at mathworks.com
Thu Feb 28 15:15:22 UTC 2008

Dan Kegel wrote:
> <robert.schweikert at mathworks.com> wrote:
>>  > Because the package manager only manages apps
>>  > that are installed for all users.
>>  >
>>  Just because it is user installed doesn't mean other users cannot use
>>  the installed application.
> <*thwap* hits head>
> I must be in the wrong room.  I'm one of those crazy guys
> who believes in security, and encouraging users to
> depend on apps installed by other users, rather than by
> the admin, is a terrible practice security-wise.
I don't disagree with you on the security issue. However, that doesn't 
mean people don't do that or want to do that.

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