Hi, Am Mit, 2002-12-18 um 20.23 schrieb Emile van Bergen: > > This could be worked around by storing the downloaded lists in the > > home directory of the current user -- although that has a different > > drawback (they would have to re-download the updated lists in the "real" > > package manager, which is a bit confusing) > > True, but perhaps for some people preferrable over having a suid part > and automatically overwriting the apt lists. Anyway, its your call ;-) I'd suggest to give the user the choice via debconf. Either he wants to run it with a part setuid'ed and have the full features, or he wants security and does not allow the setuid part, allowing the applet only to show new packages, but not perform any action (so that he can examine that stuff like usual with apt-get -u or apt-show-versions or whatever he does before apt-get upgrade). MfG Joachim -- Joachim Breitner email@example.com | http://www.joachim-breitner.de JabberID: firstname.lastname@example.org | ICQ UIN: 74513189 GPG-Keyid: 4743206C Terrorists can take my live. Only the government can take my freedom.
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