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Re: Bug#374373: ITP: googleearth-package -- utility for automatically building a Google Earth Debian package

"Nikita V. Youshchenko" <yoush@debian.org> wrote in message [🔎] 1378780.trRtFjGlxx@sercond.dubki.ru">news:[🔎] 1378780.trRtFjGlxx@sercond.dubki.ru...
Ok, I agree that it's ok to trust installer source that they will not
install a backdoor into your system.

However, chances that they will write to directories that should be under
control of package manager, or write to system files that should be under
control of package manager or appropriate update scripts or administrator's
hands - are very high.

But AFAICT (I analyized the package quite closely, but neve did install it) Google Earth's Installer does not do this.

IMHO, running 'foreign' installers as root is *the* whay to break your
debian system.

Normally, yes.

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