[Gambas-user] Launchpad, Debian maybe?
bsteers4 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 12:46:55 CEST 2023
On Wed, 30 Aug 2023, 09:34 BB, <adamnt42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30/8/23 8:07 am, Bruce Steers wrote:
> I was looking at launchpad and see they support Debian repositories too.
> Could a Debian launchpad be made / used instead?
> Wouldn't it also work for Ubuntu and all the systems it currently does
> with Ubuntu being Debian based ?
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> The difficulties of binary publications are, as I see it, security
> security and security.
> The launchpad instance would have to be secure in and of itself. I remain
> to be convinced that this has been achieved yet. The number of recent
> attacks on distro download sites would indicate that even widely used
> download technology is not hardened enough.
> The administrators of the launchpad would need to be provably totally
> honest and transparent. In addition there should be either a "benevolent
> dictator" to oversee *any* change to the binaries and the underlying
> source or a fairly sizeable group of security conscious commandos keeping a
> watch on changes.
> Pundits (of the internet type) suggest that the source code for the
> binaries be made unavailable to lessen the chances of malicious subterfuge.
> Which sort of defeats the purpose, I think.
> Nah, I'll stay clear for the moment.
But already Launchpad is used to create Ubuntu packages and these work on
mint and other Ubuntu derivatives.
I just wondered if the launchpad made Debian binaries instead of Ubuntu
then would they still work on Ubuntu and mint as well as Debian and all
other Debian derivatives?
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