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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Probably should have tipped somebody off that a gtk2 theme was packaged as a .deb

    Should have been tar so people on other distros can install.

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Noz3001 View Post
    Silly little kids. Does Ubuntu not have some kind of protection from rm -rf / yet?
    Well, the correct system is in place to protect against this, as you need root access to install a package. The killer here is that it is all to easy to assume that a site like this has legit content.
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    So how did it work. I'm almost tempted to download it and run it in VM.

    Was there anything that should have tipped you off before installing it? - just so the rest of us don't make the same mistake...
    Only the same thing one often gets when installing something in 11.04 via software center..
    "package is of bad quality~ install anyway?"

    This same "warning" happens often when installing things in 11.04.

    The real "tip off" would have been to read the frickin' comments first.
    Which I usually do, BUT, not today. Go figure. lol

    Guess i chalk it up to a lesson...
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    I am tempted to try this under VirtualBox, the rm command shouldn't work even if it is under the postinst of the .deb file.

    A word of caution: NEVER INSTALL THEMES FROM DOWNLOADED .DEB FILES! THIS COUNTS DOUBLE FOR AUTOMATED SCRIPTS! I only install things if I see a bunch of art files (pictures and icons).

    The real test here is to find out how long it will take the Gnome-looks.org guys to remove this piece of garbage, close the account and depending on where the poster is, they can report to authorities.

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by tjwoosta View Post
    Probably should have tipped somebody off that a gtk2 theme was packaged as a .deb

    Should have been tar so people on other distros can install.
    Yeah but there are quite a few themes today that are packaged as .deb,
    So I thought nothing of it.

    The real test here is to find out how long it will take the Gnome-looks.org guys to remove this piece of garbage, close the account and depending on where the poster is, they can report to authorities.
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    I only hope this wakes the gnome-look admins up to the need to check packages before they're offered to the public.
    Please, people, remember to BACKUP before you install that new system. Same if you're upgrading.

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Another one of those "theme as a deb" deals?
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Irihapeti View Post
    I only hope this wakes the gnome-look admins up to the need to check packages before they're offered to the public.
    +1. This is not the first time something like this has happened. Gnome-looks should accept tar files with art, but they should check/verify .deb .rpm or shell scripts.

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Another one of those "theme as a deb" deals?
    Yes, it is an rm command in postinst.

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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by 3Miro View Post
    +1. This is not the first time something like this has happened. Gnome-looks should accept tar files with art, but they should check/verify .deb .rpm or shell scripts.
    This has happened once before (that I know of at least), huge +1 for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3Miro View Post
    Yes, it is an rm command in postinst.
    Thanks.
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