Usage of apturl in the documentation

Dean Sas dean at
Sat Sep 6 11:27:07 UTC 2008

Connor Imes wrote:
> Matthew East wrote:
>> Does anyone know of any potential disadvantages to switching to apturl
>> as our preferred method of giving an instruction to install software?
> I don't know what the security is behind some other program being able 
> to hijack the apt:// protocol, but it's something to consider.  

It installs something either from the currently enabled repos or from a
new (authenticated) one. There's not a security problem there (it
wouldn't be enabled in firefox if so).



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