[erlang-questions] PPA for ubuntu?

Xiaopong Tran <>
Sat Dec 11 07:24:00 CET 2010


It's true, that's why it would great if there is an official
build for different Linux distros, like the binary for Windows.

People can certainly build from source, I do it too when I
want to try out new features but the new version has not been
packaged into the distro yet. But it's always good to have
pre-built packages.

Xiaopong

On Fri, 2010-12-10 at 23:45 -0330, Alain O'Dea wrote:
> 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.
> 




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