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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 
source code.
(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...)



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