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Comment about bugz#534047

After deeply checking about the fuzz on bug #534047, I think the reaction is exaggerated. The default policy from PolicyKit applies for single user that can install signed package from official repository without root password but unsigned packages need authentification. Grab any unsigned package and test yourself. For multiple user account, setting policy is the key.

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Unknown said…
so mom and dad needs to know how to add a file to block children to install signed packages, the default is wrong there is no excuse for that, add an admin group before opening this option to everyone

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