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krotuss
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: overlays security Reply with quote

Hi, does installing software from overlays (layman -L) pose additional significant security risk? Does gentoo perform any screening on content and persons managing those overlays?
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Ant P.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo doesn't even QA half the stuff that goes in the official repo...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, does gentoo at least authenticate (online) identity of people that maintain those overlays, or just about anybody can get his overlay listed? Is installing ebuild from listed overlays at least more secure than installing some "random" ebuild found "somewhere" on internet?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People need at least a working email address to submit their repo via the bug tracker, and there are rules for inclusion here.
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