more /usr/local stuff [WAS: Re: Autostart and MAC security]

Karol Pietrzak kap4020 at
Sun Mar 26 23:42:05 EEST 2006

On Sunday 26 March 2006 14:31, Mike Hearn wrote:
> Oh, I should note that there's no fundamental reason RPMs must have root
> privs anyway: autopackages can already install without root access and
> it's easy to imagine an RPM only having full root access if it's been
> signed by a trusted key (from the OS provider).

On that note, it turned out SuSE 10.0's Python configuration did not have 
a /usr/local site-packages directory, forcing all 3rd party Python libraries 
to be installed into /usr.  I reported it, and it got fixed!

Actually, is there a Wiki page or something that lists all the problems 
different distributions have?  There's a page that lists what distributions 
can do to fix their /usr/local problems:

...but is there a page that actually lists different distributions and their 
issues (not just /usr/local related)?

Karl Pietrzak
kap4020 at
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