Should I Disable The Universe Repository?
sajan at parikh.io
Sat Nov 29 18:42:56 UTC 2014
I've had this on my mind since the ownCloud stuff was happening a few
weeks back. The wiki describes the Universe repositoy as "Community
maintained software, i.e. not officially supported software."
I just went to setup a new laptop I purchased and needed to install the
network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome openvpn
I usually don't pay much attention because I don't use many PPAs and the
ones I do, I trust (Git). However, I realized that two of those three
packages came from the universe repository and it got me wondering.
If I want to have a stable, secure system, should I just disable the
Universe repository from the get go? How much of a new install comes
from the Universe repository? Should I take some solace in the fact
that it is in fact enabled by default? I'm now sure how many packages I
actually use from that repository, if it's not much, I'm sure I could
manage building those packages myself when needed.
Or has the ownCloud stuff scared me, and I'm overthinking it?
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