[CentOS-docs] u/d Newsletter/1003 by TimoSchoeler

R P Herrold

herrold at owlriver.com
Wed Apr 21 13:48:47 UTC 2010


>   Fetch the desired duplicity source code from 
> https://code.launchpad.net/duplicity/, unpack it and change 
> in its directory. There, just issue
> 
> + {{{
> - python setup.py install
> + python setup.py install}}}

I see the above fragment in the draft newsletter, and frankly 
am disappointed at proposed content not using the packaging 
system.  It is clearly not a 'best practice'.  The item in 
question will run as root, and one assumes will over time be 
updated and have security fixes.

In a CentOS publication, we should not be proposing installing 
time bombs that a later admin 'cannot see'.  We are all that 
later admin as time packages and we forget the details of a 
particular installation

-- Russ herrold



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