Bug 232886 - Allow to start pirut as non root
Allow to start pirut as non root
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2007-03-19 05:46 EDT by Viktor
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-09 16:56:00 EDT
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Description Viktor 2007-03-19 05:46:06 EDT
I think it should be possible to start pirut and pup without providing the root
You should be able to search for packages, see which packages are installed
and so on. First when you are to perform an action (install, remove etc) then
you should be asked for the password. For reference, you could run "rpm" along
with many commands, without having privileges.
Also, wouldn't that increase security slightly, since not the whole application
(including gui) would run as root?
This request would probably apply to many other sysadmin tools as well.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-09 16:56:00 EDT
But doing this would also require having a user-specific place of storing the
repository metadata rather than using the bits that are downloaded and available
as root.

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