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blithen
February 24th, 2008, 08:40 PM
I mean don't get me wrong getdeb.net is great. But they don't have some less popular programs, and I'm sure a few nice people around the forums wouldn't mind making debs for a few programs.
So what do you guys think, should there be one?

gletob
February 24th, 2008, 09:37 PM
yes
+1

soapytheclown
February 24th, 2008, 09:38 PM
YES!!!definately!!

p_quarles
February 24th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Umm, you are free to request backports at Launchpad. And, of course, you can always package things yourself if you're feeling helpful. ;)

PriceChild
February 24th, 2008, 10:26 PM
I'm really really really against this idea.

We have repositories for a reason. They contain high quality packages, and are updated with security and critical bug fixes as needed.

3rd party repositories are bad enough: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297814

You should not install anything that you either you have gotten from someone you do not trust, or have not fully inspected the source and built yourself.

jpeddicord
February 25th, 2008, 03:49 AM
I'm really really really against this idea.

We have repositories for a reason. They contain high quality packages, and are updated with security and critical bug fixes as needed.

3rd party repositories are bad enough: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297814

You should not install anything that you either you have gotten from someone you do not trust, or have not fully inspected the source and built yourself.

I would second that. While I see you probably have good intentions, this could eventually lead to packages that have rm dash rf slash as a pre/post install script, which would destroy systems.

Really, these things don't work out too well.

blithen
February 25th, 2008, 05:45 AM
Ah..never thought about that.
But I really need the next version of Cmus!!! D: