[packagekit] 1-click; Third party vendors; etc.

Jan Niklas Hasse jhasse at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 06:45:43 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Benji Weber <benji at opensuse.org> wrote:
> That was not my point. My point was that if users are using the
> package management system to install software rather than using random
> installers then there is at least some opportunity for the system to
> protect the user from accidental system breakage and installation of
> malicious software. When users are just executing an unknown binary as
> root there's nothing that can be done.

Well, a rpm or a deb is also a binary (shell scripts can execute
binaries, setuid) which is executed by root from the package manager.

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