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Re: RHN-like applet for APT?

Updating isnt' the problem. Asking for root access before updating is
definatly neccassary. What the problem is the applet sits passive in the
background at all times, monitoring for updates. It cannot check for
updates without root access, I don't think asking for the root password
on every login to the Gnome desktop is reasonable.

On Sat, 2004-01-03 at 08:10, Wouter wrote:
> På Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 02:42:57PM +0100, Michael Vogt skrev:
> > On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 02:13:36PM -0600, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> > > The first problem I see is the applet would need to check for updates,
> > > without root access. I don't think the normal apt access methods will
> > > work as a user.
> > That's true. The infrastructure is already in synaptic, but the
> > problem is the root access. A possible way to workaround this problem
> > is to have alternative list, status and archive dirs. 
> I suppose that the users that want an applet like the one described, will
> have root access on the box they're monitoring. Why would one want to
> monitor system updates if they can't be installed? So maybe it's an idea
> (yeah, it's not a perfect solution) to require sudo (or even gnome-sudo) to
> gain root access before apt-get updating.
>   hth, Wouter
> -- 
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Jerry Haltom <jhaltom@feedbackplusinc.com>
Feedback Plus, Inc.

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