I'd like to discuss how difficult it is to add a third party repository

Chris Wagner chris.t.wagner.1 at ohiou.edu
Fri May 25 18:48:24 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 11:18 -0700, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> With the current cryptic instructions, though, even if we gave
> absolutely no information about what this process does we'd be no worse
> off than we are now - users are already blindly entering terminal
> commands.  If we couple the file-based installation of a third party
> repository with some sort of simple explanation and GUI prompt, things
> should work much more smoothly for everyone.

Furthermore, a more formal mechanism would allow for Ubuntu to give a
big, fat warning for unknown/untrusted third party repositories.  What I
mean is, Ubuntu could store a list of known and trusted repositories,
which might even be updated via the usual update-manager mechanism.

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