Bug 201795 - Documentation of yum should not unnecessarily use root privileges
Summary: Documentation of yum should not unnecessarily use root privileges
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: software-management-guide
Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: eric@christensenplace.us
QA Contact: Paul W. Frields
URL: http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/en/...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-08-08 21:20 UTC by Michael Kallas
Modified: 2008-01-16 16:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-01-16 16:07:53 UTC

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Description Michael Kallas 2006-08-08 21:20:41 UTC
Description of problem:
In chapter 5 of "Managing Software with yum", for searching several times root
privileges are used. This is unnecessary and should be avoided, I think.

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Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
For example: su -c 'yum list tsclient'

Expected results:
yum list tsclient

Additional info:

Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2008-01-15 16:03:03 UTC
umm. Why did I get added to this bug?

Comment 2 eric@christensenplace.us 2008-01-15 16:17:49 UTC
Not sure how you were added.  I added myself...  Removing you.

Comment 3 Karsten Wade 2008-01-15 16:24:59 UTC
reassigning to an active contributor

suggested fixes make sense, represent 'best practices', thanks for the suggestion

Comment 4 eric@christensenplace.us 2008-01-16 16:07:53 UTC
The older "Docs" file has been superseded by the Wiki Draft version.  I have
verified that the Wiki version does contain best practices for using yum.

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