[packagekit] DBUS configuration
glatzor at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 26 13:53:22 PST 2008
Am Dienstag, den 26.02.2008, 19:27 +0100 schrieb Richard Hughes:
> On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 13:25 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 19:09 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 12:44 -0500, Robin Norwood wrote:
> > > > Does anyone use the PACKAGEKIT_USER business? It evaluates to 'root'
> > > > by default, so doesn't really have any effect unless it is set, aside
> > > > from a slight performance penalty. We should probably remove it from
> > > > the shipping configs unless it really is for something. I didn't want
> > > > to just make the change for fear of breaking anyone's setup.
> > >
> > > Well, it basically just was there for debian, IIRC they don't like
> > > running things as root. Maybe we can just ensure that @PACKAGEKIT_USER@
> > > is root by default, and cut out the explicit line. That might be best.
> > Uhm. Can packagekitd even sensibly run as non-root?
> Well, as long as it's running as a user account that can run the tools
> and blatter things on the hard drive, I guess so. Debian guys speak up
> now please :-)
Quite funny. I was considering to make use of this feature in my
packages during today's train ride.
Would there be a sane way to avoid having to query the package cache as
root by running a second backend as non root user?
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