S3E15: "YUMmy"

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We yammer about yum and DNF for a bit in this episode.



Starts at 16m19s.

I was drinking Victory’s Golden Monkey, some water, and chamomile tea. Paden was drinking a diet Dr. Pepper (and some vodka, but he didn’t specify what kind). Jthan was drinking Auchentoshan 12 Whisky.

Sysbadministration Award

In this segment, we highlight system administration mistakes. Think of them as the IT equivalent of the Darwin Awards. (45m0s)

As it turns out, there was a privilege escalation for Docker that could fit into a tweet.


  • We did, in fact, have a Twitter poll on who was the best host. Surprisingly, Jthan won.
    • When Paden said Jthan was the “third-worst” host, that would mean Jthan was the best. I’m fairly certain he meant to say “third best”, but as it stands…
  • How the hell does he remember this shit? We have indeed linked to the scotch Jthan was drinking before.
  • I’m disappointed that nobody caught my “Scotch-Irish Whiskey” joke.
  • I said “yum “. That should have been “yum install “.
  • Jthan, I explicitly said “replace the system python”, not “install an additional python parser”. :P Otherwise you get things like this.
  • I didn’t finish trying to break DNF’s python in Fedora because the build wouldn’t complete in time, and then I lost interest. :(


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Intro Action Monplaisir click CC0 1.0
Outro Postcards From The Sunset Yellow Cop click CC-BY-SA 4.0
(All music is royalty-free, properly licensed for use, used under fair use, or public domain.)



  1. Hi,

    I’m pretty interested in the talk about “putting a user into a group vs. allowing a user with sudo” not specially related to the docker case. I mean is there a comparison about pro/cons about both solutions? I would like to know more about this topic.

    Maybe this is a talking point for the next show?

  2. Sascha -

    Sure, we can absolutely go into more details on group-based privileges vs. sudo-based privileges! We’ll probably roll it into a more general topic, most likely on privilege segregation. It won’t be for S3E18 as that’s already recorded (and will be released in two days), but I think we can do it for S3E19.



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