Make gdebi harder to use (was: Disable support for adding repositories)
Binary package hint: apturl
I think the ability to add repositories to the apt sources should not be enabled/included by default. This is potentially a huge security risk.
E.g. a user can be easily seduced to enable some repository to install the newest coolest most beautiful screensaver from it, but later a package is added to that repository with malicious code that replaces one of the ubuntu packages on the system.
Apturl provides some great functionality, but it should encourage people to install software from the official repositories, not make it supereasy to enable all kinds of untrusted third party repositories.
Wether you agree with this or not, I think it would be good to at least discuss this on ubuntu-devel before enabling this feature.
|Changed in apturl:|
|assignee:||nobody → mvo|
|Changed in gdebi (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Incomplete → Won't Fix|