[erlang-questions] PPA for ubuntu?

Alain O'Dea <>
Sat Dec 11 04:15:28 CET 2010


PPAs are not maintained by the Debian packagers.  They are Personal
Package Archives uploaded by individuals in the Ubuntu community.
Debian's release process does not govern them.

I consider PPAs to be "use at own risk".  If you feel the risk is
manageable, then take it, but I do not recommend using PPAs for
production systems.

The risks include things like malware/spyware payloads in the PPA.

More disussion of the risks of PPAs at
http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2010/11/ubuntu-ppa-problem-reason-for-concern.html

Bear in mind with a hosted service you are putting your customers
information at risk.  In an intranet service you are putting your
corporate IP assets at risk.

Please consider not using an Erlang PPA.

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Alessandro Sivieri
<> wrote:
> 2010/12/10 Alain O'Dea <>
>
>
> http://www.erlang-solutions.com/section/72/packages has Erlang
> Solutions tested binaries for Erlang/OTP.  I would consider them to be
> more reliable than PPA packages.
>
>
> Well, I'm relying on the debian packagers, updating my PPA when they update their versions... it depends if you want to trust them or not :)
>
>
> --
> Sivieri Alessandro
> 
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