Universe security questions

David Strauss ubuntu at david.endeavorcomputing.com
Mon Oct 31 19:54:42 UTC 2005

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.

I wouldn't worry about it too much, as long as you're familiar with the
security implications of installing a package you want. Installing from
universe certainly isn't worse than installing from a .deb.

Backports for Breezy doesn't exist yet (at least last time I checked).

David Strauss <ubuntu at david.endeavorcomputing.com>

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