Re: Apt-get for users
On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 06:35:05PM +0200, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> isn't there something floating around that allows for complete chroot
> enviroinments per users? But then I think you have to be root to chroot
> in the first place, so the admin at least has to allow to user to do so
> by installing a suid wrapper to enter the chroot. Or something like
> that. Don't take that too serious, just crossed my mind.
It is not in woody however (AFAIK). It runs a complete kernel in
userspace, and doesn't need root privileges. Apparently some people are
using it to completely isolate users from each other.
> Am Sam, 2003-04-05 um 11.55 schrieb Thomas Petazzoni:
> > Hello,
> > I am very new to this mailing list, and what I am going to deal with
> > might be completely stupid, or might have already been discussed in
> > other mailing lists. Anyway, I think it would be useful, at least for
> > me, but also for others.
> > There are many places where computers are managed by system
> > administrators, who have the 'root' account, and the user is not able
> > to use the packaging system to install his own applications : he has
> > to compile it by himself. My idea is to allow the user to use the
> > packaging system.
> > I think it would be possible to have a installed package database per
> > user, and allow packages to be installed in the $HOME of the
> > users. The system administrator would have statistics about the
> > softwares installed by the users, and if a package is installed by
> > many users, he can decided to install it system-wide, and remove it
> > from the $HOME of the users.
> > Of course, we need to think about it a little more, about security
> > problems, disk space usage problems and so on, but I think this is a
> > nice idea.
> > Sincerly,
> > Thomas
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