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

    I see it in postinst. What a complete ar**hole. Hope the Gnome-Look people remove this soon.

    Thing is, a lot of theme packages there do come as .deb files, so I know exactly what the OP is referring to. You don't expect the site to be hosting anything nasty, but sadly malicious people are out there.

    Though it's rotten for those affected, I'd just like to say thank you for the heads up. I'm not running a Debian based system at the moment, but regardless it's certainly given me a sufficient poke in the head to keep my eyes on what I download and install.
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSilly View Post
    I see it in postinst. What a complete ar**hole. Hope the Gnome-Look people remove this soon.

    Thing is, a lot of theme packages there do come as .deb files, so I know exactly what the OP is referring to. You don't expect the site to be hosting anything nasty, but sadly malicious people are out there.

    Though it's rotten for those affected, I'd just like to say thank you for the heads up. I'm not running a Debian based system at the moment, but regardless it's certainly given me a sufficient poke in the head to keep my eyes on what I download and install.
    No problem, and thank you. <3
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    Glad he didn't completely destroyed your system at least. Have some

    Yeah. I don't like deb's from third party sites. I don't even likes scripts I'm not able to check first, or commands for that matter. It's one of the things that comes with using a powerful os, splitting atoms for bombs or electricity kind of thing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSilly View Post
    Though it's rotten for those affected, I'd just like to say thank you for the heads up. I'm not running a Debian based system at the moment, but regardless it's certainly given me a sufficient poke in the head to keep my eyes on what I download and install.
    Some of the themes come with install scripts, not .deb/rpm packages. The install scripts are just as dangerous.

    BTW, I just rested the damned thing under VirtualBox with Maveric and it does work.

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

    I'm speechless... mother of idiots is always pregnant.

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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.
    They shouldn't accept .deb, .rpm, or shell scripts at all. There is hardly a necessity for them. If your theme really requires a deb, then maybe you should reconsider how your theme is implemented.

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

    I just downloaded it out of curiosity and unarchived it to have a look.

    No need to run it, even though I have a spare install on a USB drive I could use - I trust that I understand what the command does.

    I note that there's someone's email address in the control file. Does it belong to the submitter, or is it yet another trick to try and get other people into trouble?

    If so, I won't say what I think....
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquix View Post
    Glad he didn't completely destroyed your system at least. Have some

    Yeah. I don't like deb's from third party sites. I don't even likes scripts I'm not able to check first, or commands for that matter. It's one of the things that comes with using a powerful os, splitting atoms for bombs or electricity kind of thing.

    lol, thanks.
    you're right.

    BTW, I just rested the damned thing under VirtualBox with Maveric and it does work.
    lol, it sure does.

    I just downloaded it out of curiosity and unarchived it to have a look.

    No need to run it, even though I have a spare install on a USB drive I could use - I trust that I understand what the command does.

    I note that there's someone's email address in the control file. Does it belong to the submitter, or is it yet another trick to try and get other people into trouble?

    If so, I won't say what I think....
    well...
    I'd like to know what you think...
    I will gladly accept a PM. lol
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    Re: WARNING~ This Gnome-look theme will erase your HDD

    That sucks, thanks for warning us! A reminder to us all to be careful.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyPhil View Post
    Rasa, google his user name. It gives his real name and twitter account as the first hit.
    That's not the name that's in the control file. Either he's using more than one name on the net, or he wants someone else to get the flak.

    No, Rasa, I won't tell you what I think - I'd get chucked off the forums...
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