[CentOS] Semi-OT: install python package in userspace

Mon Apr 9 16:15:51 UTC 2018
Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>

On Sat, 7 Apr 2018, Pete Biggs wrote:

>> Does CentOS changed the package management? :-)
> Quite.
> This is not an Ubuntu dig, but when I challenge some of the users 
> about the more dangerous sudo's they try, inevitably they say they 
> got the command from the net, and by that they usually mean Ubuntu 
> forums.

Whether the instructions come from the Ubuntu forums or not, we 
regularly experience the same thing: users unthinkingly following 
instructions in a REAME or posted on a web page. My experience 
suggests these folks are just on autopilot. We don't even follow up 
any more on most of the alerts; they'll ask us if it's important. So 
we rarely give out sudo on shared systems and when we do there's some 
"extreme vetting" going on.

Also, Python has such a mature virtual-environment setup that more 
publicly posted instructions are using that route anyway.

Paul Heinlein
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