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Slimjet Md5

Postby Tupeelo » 2019-07-18 12:24

would you trust this for a slimjet install [*MD5:92070DCDA3B98DFFF6D503F0D0FE6DDA slimjet 7-2019
92070dcda3b98dfff6d503f0d0fe6dda slimjet_amd64.deb]
why are the letters small cap.


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Re: Slimjet Md5

Postby arzgi » 2019-07-18 14:02

You can extract .deb package
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ar x [package.deb]
just replace [package.deb] with actual .deb -file, for example foo.deb.

It's a bit hard to say, if some random file is a threat. Basic rule, don't install packages outside Debian repo, but if you need firmware or 'driver' to get some device to work, you have to make exception.
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Re: Slimjet Md5

Postby Bulkley » 2019-07-18 14:27

Tupeelo, Slimjet runs quite nicely as an appimage without installing. Go back to the Slimjet site and download the zip package. Unzip it. Follow the instructions for running the zip package. In my menu I added
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~/Downloads/slimjet/flashpeak-slimjet
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Re: Slimjet Md5

Postby stevepusser » 2019-07-18 18:47

That string of characters is a hash sum. The small characters is how the program that generates the hash makes them.

You run your own

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md5sum <filename>


and the hash you generate is supposed to match what they have. If not, you don't have the same file they uploaded--either you got a bad download, or for more nefarious reasons (though hackers can also change that hash on the page if they've hacked the site enough to upload their own deb)
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Re: Slimjet Md5

Postby Tupeelo » 2019-07-19 13:52

OK forget slimjet, any other lightweight browsers, also should i do a fresh install of Deb 10. AND install the latest firefox.
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Re: Slimjet Md5

Postby arzgi » 2019-07-20 13:04

Tupeelo wrote:OK forget slimjet, any other lightweight browsers, also should i do a fresh install of Deb 10. AND install the latest firefox.


Oh, there are many. But note, security updates only cover chromium and firefox.See https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#browser-security
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Re: Slimjet Md5

Postby stevepusser » 2019-07-21 00:43

Why do you suspect slimjet of giving you malware in your browser deb? There's cautious, and then there's paranoid beyond reason...

But in either case, why don't you have a backup to restore instead of doing a reinstall?
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