Custom web browser protocol to install from apt-get

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at
Sun Mar 19 13:20:35 GMT 2006

> Oh yes, but security is a big issue, at the moment people just install
> from the preconfigured repositories, with such an easy way to install,
> people will happily click yes. This should be made to scare bucketloads
> of poo from users if they are about to install packages from an
> untrusted source.

How safe are the other official repositories? E.g. Universe,
Multiverse and Backports? These are not preconfigured, but it would be
nice if there was a nice easy way to let a user install packages from
these repositories from a web interface. I guess the main danger is
funny cruft in the control.tar.

John C. McCabe-Dansted
Master's Student

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