Unable to upgrade packages on FreeBSD

David Jackson djackson452 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 18:07:12 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 3:33 AM, Eduardo Morras <nec556 at retena.com> wrote:

> At 11:42 31/01/2012, you wrote:
>> While your offer is made with the best of intentions, I doubt the
>> project would feel able take you up on it.  The problem is simply one of
>> security -- while crowd-sourcing package compilation would be a pretty
>> sweet technical solution to much of the scaling and resource cost
>> problems, it offers far too much opportunity for people up-to-no-good to
>> be able to introduce trojans, spyware and so forth.
> No no, i didn't said i will make them manually, i wanted to said that i
> can add one server amd64 to the pool of automate servers that make the
> packages, i think it works automatically and distribute workload like boinc
> or other similar net. About the people which introduce trojans, rootkits
> etc... i didn't think on that issue and is really a very important stopper.
> With the rest of your mail, i agree with you, my idea was completly
> halfthinked (is it the correct word?).
That security issue is a serious problem with that idea. I had thought of
this idea before and discarded it because its unworkable (the crowd
sourcing thing).

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