[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Bricked a third time

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Tue Feb 13 16:27:04 EET 2007
Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
> On the tablet you just install apps. Why should the installer need to be 
> root to do so?
> A properly configured device (as it should have been) should NEVER ask 
> for root permissions.
> All programs just copy their own executables and write their own 
> configuration in a file. It can be made in a user writable directory 
> (perhaps in the memory card too [see below]).
> Same holds for libraries.
> I can think of very few .debs (if any) that need to be installed by root 
> on a tablet.

What you are describing looks like the sandbox in /var/lib/install used 
in IT2005 for all packages. It crippled device extensibility a lot and 
was a true PITA. I'd never go back.


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