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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.

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