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Where is Unix spirit ?

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Where is Unix spirit ? Since some years, i had the feeling that the Unix spirit was more and more forgotten. Today I've read an interesting article about a new (mis)feature in Fedora : packages installation by unprivileged users . I must admit that I've been shocked when I read this.

Another shock : the reaction of Richard Hugues ( PackageKit maintainer ) which state I don't particularly care how UNIX has always worked ...

Another disturbing fact was the fact that PolicyKit was not respecting the FHS concerning the location of its configuration files.

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"I don't particularly care how UNIX has always worked"!? Config files in /var/lib!? I've always known this *kit stuff was evil, obscure daemons replacing the UNIX permission system; who needed it?

Raa Raa

Here's my Unix Spirit

Give me a U! Give me a N! Give me an I! Give me an X!

re: raa

Rolling On The Floor lololol

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