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Fedora 12 Package Installation Policy Tightened 172

Posted by kdawson
from the tougher-by-default dept.
AdamWill writes "After the controversy over Fedora 12's controversial package installation authentication policy, including our discussion this week, the package maintainers have agreed that the controversial policy will be tightened to require root authentication for trusted package installation. Please see the official announcement and the development mailing list post for more details."
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Fedora 12 Package Installation Policy Tightened

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  • Finally! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Rantastic (583764) on Friday November 20, 2009 @08:53AM (#30170396) Journal
    It's about time they fixed that.
  • Re:Finally! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Cylix (55374) on Friday November 20, 2009 @08:56AM (#30170424) Homepage Journal

    I liked for the ability for users to manage my box.

    Surely the users would never do anything that would harm the system in which we all exist?!?

  • Re:Finally! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Icegryphon (715550) on Friday November 20, 2009 @09:13AM (#30170606)
    I mean come on!
    It took like a whole 24hrs from when a story was posted on slashdot.
    What are they Microsoft?
    Bunch of dirty hippie linux slackers
  • Outrageous (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 20, 2009 @09:33AM (#30170806)

    TROLL:
    Allowing users to conveniently install signed/authorized packages/software.This is LINUX dammit if you're not jumping through hoops to get something done you are DOING IT WRONG!.

    RANT:
    Non-root users will destroy EVERYTHING that's why they must be frustrated for the sake of SECURITY. That white-listed signed software package must be personally allowed by the head of IT before installation can complete!

    QUOTE:
    If you give up freedom for security you deserve neither - Thomas Jefferson -

    SENSIBLE RESPONSE:
    Fedora caved in to a knee-jerk reaction. The compromise should of been allowing admin's to white-list a subset of the signed packages that they want to allow all users unrestricted access to. The year of unnecessary security is upon us.

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