[Slapt-get-devel] [wish] how about using sudo or su

Jason Woodward woodwardj at jaos.org
Sat Oct 1 13:58:34 EDT 2005

Hi Lukasz,

> I've used slapt-get for a while now and I've found one disadvantage it
> introduces. It doesn't switch to root priviliges automatically. I don't
> mean of course allowing any user doing anything with packages but rather
>  using "su" or preferably "sudo" to do pkgtools callouts.
> IMHO it could provide even better security and protection especially
> against human errors by asking user to provide password.

slapt-get must be ran as root from the start.  It would be weaker to introduce a concept of
prompting for the root password and thus managing multiple states of priviledged and

take care,

Jason Woodward
woodwardj at jaos.org

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