Easy "Add/Remove Porgrams" for non-sudoers with local PREFIX?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 00:33:54 UTC 2008

On Jan 5, 2008 8:59 AM, Milan <nalimilan at club.fr> wrote:

> I should add that in Hardy we should have an even nicer system called
> PolicyKit that will allow you to set many fine-tuned permissions, like
> "user x is allowed to install packages from the standard repositories,
> but not to uninstall any package and not do administrate anything else",
> etc. So this will be nice to avoid the ugly (from my point of view)
> hacks to install packages in ~. Our current way of managing packages is
> very robust and much more secure, if we don't want to end up like Windows.

Oh, that should be very nice.  I'd like to be able to allow my family to
install programs and updates but not remove anything (in case they break
it).  Right now, my siblings have full permissions (attempting to get them
used to using it since they said they want to use Ubuntu on their laptops
when they go to college), and my mom has just about none at all (she's
afraid to right-click...I figure if I tell her "you can't break it" she
might be a bit more likely to try new things and learn how it works than if
she's constantly fearing the whole thing will crash or explode or something
if she clicks the wrong button).

Mackenzie Morgan
Linux User #432169
ACM Member #3445683
http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com <-my blog of Ubuntu stuff
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