On apturls and repositories

Alexander Sack asac at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 2 14:16:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 10:40:47AM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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. 

I don't see a big user experience regression if debs get first
downloaded to desktop before you can install them. Installing debs
isn't something you do on a daily base. In turn you get improved
security by not providing a click through way of installing them from
the web.

 - Alexander

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