On apturls and repositories

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jun 2 13:40:47 UTC 2009

Alexander Sack wrote:

> Also, the abilitity to trigger .deb installs from the web by a single
> click is considered a bug and we look into making ffox and other
> webbrowsers not allow that (instead similar to windows .exe downloads
> only allow them to be saved and not opened directly from the web).

Ugh!  Sure it's dangerous - even so, I think it's a hugely regressive step 
to say I _shouldn't_ be able to do that.  Feel free to default it that way, 
and make me do something to demonstrate that I understand the potential 
hazards, but Linux is not about holding people's hands so tight that they 
can't shoot themselves in the foot. 

(and, fwiw, Windows doesn't stop me executing .exes from the web - Windows 
_Policy_ administration can)

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