projects are offering .deb files on their +downloads page

Bug #820170 reported by Andrew Mitchell
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Launchpad itself

Bug Description

The +adddownloadfile page for adding a file to a release has 'Installer File' as an option, which leads people to upload binary .deb packages. These packages are not filtered & can be added to a release.

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Aaron Bentley (abentley) wrote :

While uploading a deb file may not always be the right thing to do, is it always the wrong thing to do? I imagine "Installer file" was meant to refer to installlers such as the .exe and .msi installers found on Windows, so its existence as an option does seem legitimate.

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Incomplete
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Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

Deb files specifically are a problem - Ubuntu wants to *discourage* folk running arbitrary debs with unknown provenance; the software centre is the preferred medium for getting hold of new debs.

Changed in launchpad:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
summary: - +adddownloadfile page has 'Installer File', leading people to upload
- binary packages
+ projects are offering .deb files on their +downloads page
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