Whodunnit? F10 install without permission

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Fri Dec 5 19:45:08 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 14:28 -0500, Robert Locke wrote:
> Two follow-on questions:
> 1) Was it configured somewhere?  Couldn't see anything
> in /etc/PackageKit/

I don't know.  PK did it so that it would know what options were
available for upgrades so that it could offer you the ability to
upgrade.  We've moved that information to a public webserver rather than
being in the preupgrade package so that PK can get this information
without stealth installing packages.

> 2) So, I don't need to Bugzilla this obvious invasion, since we won't do
> that to machines again? <big grin>

Well, I don't think there are any current guidelines that would have
caught this, but it does fall into the "don't do that" category.  It
just wasn't noticed by many people until recentlyish.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating
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