Linked by Rahul on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:11 UTC
Fedora Core Distrowatch takes a first look at Fedora 12 and concludes that it is an excellent release with faster package management including yum with the Presto plugin that pulls in delta updates by default, improved security such as a smooth SELinux configuration and hardware support. "After spending several days with Fedora, I find that I'm happy with this release. The live CD by itself was a bit underwhelming, but the distribution as a whole has been excellent. This is probably the most stable and most polished release the Fedora team has put together to date."
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SamAskani
Member since:
2006-01-03

Have you noticed that now you can't run yumex if you are logged as root?

You have to run it as a regular user and then it asks for the root password using a gui dialog. When you try to run it directly as root yumex tells you you can't run it as root.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Have you noticed that now you can't run yumex if you are logged as root?

You have to run it as a regular user and then it asks for the root password using a gui dialog. When you try to run it directly as root yumex tells you you can't run it as root.


That sounds like a calculated security measure, not "strange behavior".

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SamAskani Member since:
2006-01-03

That was my first impression, but what would be the purpose of blocking yumex ? I mean, you can't script too much a task with yumex, if a process has already root privileges it can use directly yum.

It is more a matter of curiosity about knowing the exact reasoning behind this decision.

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