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Re: Security hole in LXDE?

On Tuesday 28 February 2017 17:45:57 David Wright wrote:
> Both aptitude and synaptic can run by an ordinary user, and it's a
> very safe way to run them when you don't yet fully understand their
> abilities.

To extend for the sake of pedantic ultra-clarity, and not to contradict:  
aptitude can be run as an ordinary user, but you cannot change anything as an 
ordinary user - only look at what is there.  To change anything, e.g. install 
or uninstall  something, you must have root privileges.