Universe security questions

Chris Peterman c.peterman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 20:40:24 UTC 2005


Universe, Multiverse, and Backports are all official Ubuntu repos. It
just means that the packages are not handled by the security team,
rather updates will be handled by teams like MOTU, and the Backports
Team. But its perfectly secure. I've never had trouble with them.

~ Chris


On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 12:48 -0700, Gary Hodges wrote:
> A couple apps I want are in universe.  In sources.list I'm reading
> several caveats about universe, e.g, "Also, please note that software
> in universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
> security team."
> 
> At the end of sources.list I have the following lines:
> # deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ breezy-security universe
> # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ breezy-security universe
> 
> That seems to imply security updates do occur.  What am I missing
> here?  Is it OK/safe to use apps from universe?
> 
> By extension I guess I should also inquire about backports and multiverse.
> 
> Gary
> 
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