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LXer 05-06-2010 07:30 PM

LXer: Google Chrome Automatically Installs Google Repository in Ubuntu
 
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This is something I have never heard of. I was trying to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu and in the download page a small note came into my notice. It goes something like this "Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date".

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craigevil 05-06-2010 08:54 PM

Opera does the same thing.

Hangdog42 05-07-2010 07:06 AM

Sooner or later, somebody is going to figure out how to hijack all this automated updating and dependency resolution and pull off a major-league Linux crack. This sort of stuff is a security nightmare waiting to happen. Personally, I'd have several cows if I found that a program had installed a friggin repository.

craigevil 05-07-2010 11:20 AM

Note: Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date.
If you don't want Google's repository, do "sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome" before installing the package.

One more reason not to use Chrome or Opera, as far as I am concerned.


Firefox updates just fine without adding or touching a sources.list.


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