security of the universe repository

Chandra Amarasingham camarasingham at
Tue Dec 18 05:57:27 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I am new to this list.

I am wondering if there is an "official" word on the security of the 
universe repository compared to the Main repository. By security I mean 
free from malicious code.

I don't think there are anti-virus programs in the Main repository, but 
I think clam anti-virus is in the universe repository.....but that means 
I am not able to be confident that the clam anti-virus itself does have 
malicious aspects (eg. from other sources...).

I thought it would be nice to have some scanning software in the main 
repository which can be used to scan software from other repositories 
which don't enjoy the same level of confidence.

Or are there other methods to getting around this conundrum?

Sorry I am pedantic by nature.

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