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Install securely from GitHub

Postby Deblib » 2018-06-10 01:21

I tried unsuccessfully (I can't find any.sig or.asc files) to verify the Rambox application file I downloaded from GitHub with gnupg. Is there a secure way to install GitHub files?
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Re: Install securely from GitHub

Postby debiman » 2018-06-10 06:41

only if there's a release (zip) and the devs provide checksums.
otherwise it's just "git clone yaddayadda".
why do you think that's insecure?

also a link to the app in question please.
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Re: Install securely from GitHub

Postby debiman » 2018-06-11 04:55


ok they do have releases, and there's a green "Verified" button on the left. good enough?
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Re: Install securely from GitHub

Postby Deblib » 2018-06-14 22:47

I can't find the Verified button.
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Re: Install securely from GitHub

Postby debiman » 2018-06-15 07:07

i think you need to find the releases first.
good luck.
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Re: Install securely from GitHub

Postby None1975 » 2018-06-15 13:19

Check this.
OS: Debian 9.4 / WM: Xmonad
Debian Wiki | DontBreakDebian, My config files in github
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