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Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster




On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 07:37:05AM +0100, mick crane wrote:

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> Making you be root to download stuff off the internet never seemed
> like a good idea.

And letting "you" (not root) install things in system directories
(/usr/bin et al) seems to be as bad an idea. Remember that little
javascript in your browser made by "Fakebook"? It's running as
you. Do you want it to put its grubby fingers all over your system
dirs?

No, the installer doesn't want root to "download stuff". It wants
root to put things on /usr/bin, /etc and similar places. Actually
it /needs/ root for that, and this seems to be a Good Thing.

If you want to try out alternatives, you could do (kids: don't try
this at home!):

I repeat: **DON'T DO THIS AT HOME!**

  sudo chmod -R ugo+rwX /

DON'T DO THIS!

Enjoy your alternative Unix.

Cheers
-- t

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