Custom web browser protocol to install from apt-get

Matthew East mdke at
Sat Mar 25 10:47:07 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 21:46 +0000, Tristan Wibberley wrote:
> Matthew East wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 19:21 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> Jason Taylor wrote:
> >>
> >>>> a) A simple gui deb installer for 3rd party software that isn't in any
> >>>> official repository.
> >>>>      Note: I agree that installing directly from the web is a bad idea,
> >>>>      but
> >>>> you shouldn't have to resort to the console to do it.
> >>> Agree im pretty sure this is being taken care of for dapper
> >> How?  I haven't seen such a thing.  I still use wget to get the odd .deb and
> >> dpkg to install it.  Such a toy would be really useful for geeks like me
> >> who like to live on the edge :-)
> > 
> > You will be able to double click on .deb files to install them in
> > dapper.
> I just tried this with a package with no form of signing whatsoever and 
> I was not given a suitably strong warning. <exaggeration>I should have 
> been asked "Are you ready to KILL your computer and have all your money 
> removed from your bank account!!!?", and offered buttons, "Cancel" and 
> "Screw me over good and proper"</exaggeration>
> Welcome to the World of Windows and Lost Reputations.

Please file a bug. Emailing your problem to sounder is simply a waste of
time, and no one will see it.

mdke at
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF
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