On Mon, 2018-04-09 at 09:15 -0700, Paul Heinlein wrote: > 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. I very rarely follow up as well - it's just when they do something blatantly dangerous or when they do something multiple times. > > Also, Python has such a mature virtual-environment setup that more > publicly posted instructions are using that route anyway. > I've stopped installing random python modules - if it's not in the standard repositories the users are told to install it in their $HOME. If nothing else it's a good learning experience to do it. P.