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Old 11-30-2016, 11:38 AM   #16
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Yes, it's called synaptic.


There I disagree. I would much rather build an application from scratch than add whole repositories permanently. They may be entirely trustworthy in the sense of not containing any malware but still contain libraries that are incompatible with your system. Then, some way down the line, your package manager could fail in subtle ways.

I agree that downloading and installing binary blobs is daft and not the Linux way, but getting source from an official project website and building it locally is usually safe provided you know enough about the process to read and understand the installation docs which are included. I don't think this OP does as yet.


you do not add an entire repo onto your system, that is why it is hooked up to the internet. you just download all of the dependence and that app itself. I do not worry about Virus as such because that is silly to an extent when dealing with Linux.

the repo makes it easier to install, and maintain your version updates, but Debian and such are not bleeding edge so updated versions are far and few between.

mod: OH you're not the OP .. anyways...

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Old 11-30-2016, 11:41 AM   #17
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http://arstechnica.com/security/2016...-used-in-2013/
published today Nov 30, 2016 1:50 am UTC
and says in part "There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's being used to execute malicious code on the computers of people using Tor and possibly other users of the Firefox browser, officials of the anonymity service confirmed Tuesday."

I suggest caution.
 
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For a one-off, sure, but get in the habit of going outside the repos and you can very quickly lock your system into a set of library and program versions that make it difficult, if not impossible to keep everything updated as time marches on. Not to mention the risk of accidentally installing a different version of a critical built-in program in the default location in order to satisfy a dependency, and bricking the entire system in the process (eg: C libraries, or anything Python-related on yum-based distros).
I wouldn't normally do it for libraries, only for user-level applications. Especially with a distro like Debian which has such generous repositories. And anyone who goes outside the repository to install something as basic as python or glibc obviously doesn't know much about how Linux works.
 
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http://arstechnica.com/security/2016...-used-in-2013/
published today Nov 30, 2016 1:50 am UTC
and says in part "There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's being used to execute malicious code on the computers of people using Tor and possibly other users of the Firefox browser, officials of the anonymity service confirmed Tuesday."

I suggest caution.
you must have forgotten this is Linux Not Windows, read further into it.
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According to security researchers who analyzed the code, it exploits a memory corruption vulnerability that allows malicious code to be executed on computers running Windows.


what are you using Ubuntutu?

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Old 11-30-2016, 12:24 PM   #20
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you must have forgotten this is Linux Not Windows, read further into it.
I did not.
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Why is it so hard to run an exe on linux?
 
Old 11-30-2016, 12:36 PM   #21
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I did not.

was you punning on Linux-Man... (I hope he learns enough to live up to that handle.) Now to help him on his way to do just that.....
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Why is it so hard to run an exe on linux?
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Linux mainly uses the ext4 file system; the file format is completely different than the executable file system i.e. .exe file. EXE files are used in Windows OS. So, basically it is hard to use an exe file in Linux architecture. But, using different software like Wine, PlayOnLinux, etc. in your Linux operating system, one can easily install and run different favourite Windows software on Linux OS.
 
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