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Package signing

Posted Apr 1, 2011 7:40 UTC (Fri) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Parent article: Moving toward nirvana with Enlightenment distributions

Since Ubuntu and Debian support signed packages, I don't see myself trying out an Ubuntu derivative that can't be bothered with this. It doesn't augur well for their attitude to security and software updates - a long way from a security-minded distro like Openwall (https://lwn.net/Articles/421540/), but that's server oriented and CentOS based.

For those who want a lighter Ubuntu, maybe Lubuntu (http://lubuntu.net/ - LXDE based) or Crunchbang (http://crunchbanglinux.org/) would be worth a look.

I can't see the point of providing an RPM and DEB based distro - why not just pick one format and concentrate on features that make more of a difference?


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Package signing

Posted Apr 1, 2011 7:41 UTC (Fri) by Cato (subscriber, #7643) [Link]

Actually Crunchbang is now based on Debian.


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