Add option to allow user to install signed packages

Bug #541612 reported by David Nielsen on 2010-03-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: system-tools-backends

It would be really nice if the default tool for handling user accounts would include an option to allow users to install signed packages and update the system. While this might be a security risk, this also might be something a user might very well want to allow to convience. Most users will trust the signed packages anyways so there is little point is not having this be an option to always all for user accounts.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Mar 19 01:11:01 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
Package: system-tools-backends 2.9.2-0ubuntu1 [modified: usr/sbin/system-tools-backends]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-16.25-generic
SourcePackage: system-tools-backends
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic x86_64

tags: added: wishlist
Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

The problem is, most of the privileges shown in users-admin are old-school Unix groups that aren't used at all by PolicyKit. So we'd have to support a completely knew privileges tab, based on PolicyKit. Not sure that will happen in users-admin.

Note that an easier solution would be to add an option to allow all users to install trusted packages, that would go in one of the configuration tools.

affects: system-tools-backends (Ubuntu) → gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
summary: - [wishlist] add option to allow user to install signed packages
+ Add option to allow user to install signed packages
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