Downloaded .deb safe?

Donn donn.ingle at
Sat Apr 12 20:54:08 UTC 2008

> practice and inspect the source code. If you're unable to inspect the
> source code, or don't consider yourself technically competent to inspect
> the source code for possible malware content, then don't install it.

But the deb is a compiled file and may have been made malicious by changing 
the code before producing the deb. It's a real conundrum that can only be 
solved by trust and that means using trusted repos or compiling the source 


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