Re: Essential and Packages files vs /etc/.
On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 10:02:22PM +0000, Neil Williams wrote:
> .... and having Essential in the Packages file makes it harder than it
> could be to avoid Essential if the list was in /etc.
If the list is in /etc, an ignorant user may modify the list (remember,
/etc is system-local!) and break their system.
It is a *good* thing that Essential is hard to modify.
The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.