[Nautilus-list] Re: [PMH] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.
- From: Pavel Machek <pavel ucw cz>
- To: Miguel de Icaza <miguel ximian com>, Vladimir Vukicevic <vladimir ximian com>
- Cc: nautilus-list eazel com, mc gnome org, prion-me-harder ximian com
- Subject: [Nautilus-list] Re: [PMH] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.
- Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 13:54:48 +0200
> > Does this actually happen? Can anyone remember the last time they
> > downloaded a single binary executable from the web? Especially ones
> > that weren't compressed, which might throw this off? It sounds to me
> > that this isn't really a problem.. then again, the fix is simple enough,
> > so not a big deal.
> Ok, then I can extend my thingie to also catch compressed files.
> You do download installers every once in a while as native
> executables. This is a very common task in Windows as well.
This is absolutely evil. [Notice: I have no problem with nautilus
setting executable bits on request. I have problem wiht ELF
This is not about security. This is about screwing system up. Oh,
here's setup.exe. I can either execute it or not. If I decide to
execute it, I can only pray that
*) It actually asks me where I want to install the package
*) It will not try to automatically upgrade some libraries killing my
*) It will be possible to track what installer did and uninstall
I have seen installers for windows that violated all three criteria. I
believe we do not want this.
With rpm/deb, I can install package manually, controlling *precisely*
where it goes. I can also look what it installs. I know what it
installs so I can rm -rf it. That's good.
We have rpm/deb; we do not need ELF installers. If rpm/deb is not
enough, fix rpm/deb.
I'm pavel ucw cz "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
Panos Katsaloulis describing me w.r.t. patents at discuss linmodems org
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