Fedora Feature Proposal: Yum Integration

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Jul 19 14:38:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 09:50:33AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > system level software. That's useful -- but, as mentioned, kinda
> > crack-ridden. (Partly, of course, because the distinction between user
> > level and system level is very blurry.)
> blurry? no it's completely non-existent. :)

There's at least a whole lot of overlap. :)

> This feels pretty scary. We'd constantly be moving the line to
> accommodate varying levels of paranoia - and we'd have a big list we'd
> have to keep current to make sure it wasn't outdated.

Maybe just a simple list of white-listed packages, then. If this were done,
I'd think the default Fedora config should be very very conservative (and,
also, the entire feature off), but having that infrastructure there could be
very helpful for controlled environments.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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