security of the universe repository

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Dec 20 09:10:06 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM, Chandra Amarasingham
<camarasingham at> wrote:
> I had assumed that the packages in Main go through a more stringent
> auditing process before inclusion thus perhaps being more secure. If it's
> just support and update I guess one is as secure as the other at least when
> initially delivered.

No. Packages in all sections are based on upstream sources, sometimes
with Debian patches and those in "main" are sometimes/often further
patched in order to "ubuntify" them.

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