Re: Architecture independent binaries and building from source
On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 05:11:18PM -0700, Shaun Jackman wrote:
> This is my point exactly. Upstream's binaries are technically perfect.
> There is no technical advantage to rebuilding them. That being the
> case, I see no need to rebuild them.
How can you be know if upstream is not putting some evil backdoor in the
binary? It's much easier to hide something evil in a binary than in
(And don't tell me it never happens. Some time ago, a disappointed
upstream author added ome slightly damaging code against Debian; the
maintainer did not realize and uploaded the package...)