trusting software != trusting delivery

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Sep 27, 2023
10:01 AM EDT
Right now, 2023-09-27, there are no less than 5 LXer headlines called "How to Install ___". And this reminds me of Paul Vixie's installation notes:

"Note that if I can get you to 'su and say' something just by asking, you have a very serious security problem on your system and you should look into it."

Sep 27, 2023
11:03 AM EDT
Good point Gus. My personal practice is to simply do installations out of the distro's repo. dnf and apt are my friends. Beyond that, I also like to do my own builds from source. Trusting some unknown third party's binary is not really in line with open source ideals, and could easily lead to a big security problem. imho

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