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Lazarus can't find exeutable! Linux ubuntu...[SOLVED]

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marcov:

--- Quote from: dbannon on April 25, 2022, 01:12:33 am ---Just a side note - in U22.04, Lazarus is listed in the App Store as "potentially unsafe" !
But at least they have stopped describing anything not their own (such as my app) as "proprietary", that has bugged me for a long time.

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I assume that that is because they can't run their lint or whatever automated C code checkers. Or maybe because of the binary needed to bootstrap

dbannon:
No, because its "provided by a third party" - its not an internally (ie Debian or Ubuntu) managed project and its not a SNAP where everything its going to do is controlled by the SNAP container.

The same dire warning applies to most of the apps in the repo.

Davo

MarkMLl:

--- Quote from: dbannon on April 26, 2022, 05:57:29 am ---No, because its "provided by a third party" - its not an internally (ie Debian or Ubuntu) managed project and its not a SNAP where everything its going to do is controlled by the SNAP container.

The same dire warning applies to most of the apps in the repo.

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Somebody's walking on very thin legal ice: if they automatically (i.e. without being able to provide records of testing) describe apps not provided by themselves as "potentially unsafe" then they're at risk of being held liable if an exploit is found in something they've provided since they've implied it's safe.

Also if MS or Google did that they'd be accused of discouraging users from installing competing apps on their platforms.

MarkMLl

dbannon:
Yes, I agree, its unethical.  I don't believe there is a problem that this approach solves any way, never hear of a single exploit vectored via a big distro's repo. I guess it must have happened but I have never heard of it.

Personally, I'm moving away from Ubuntu, been a very long term user (ever since some blithering idiot enabled mouse gestures by default on Fedora). Its this obsession they have with SNAPs thats behind this IMHO, they are desperate to be 'known' for some major product and think its SNAPs so, push it hard !

Davo

MarkMLl:

--- Quote from: dbannon on April 26, 2022, 02:00:06 pm ---Its this obsession they have with SNAPs thats behind this IMHO, they are desperate to be 'known' for some major product and think its SNAPs so, push it hard !

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"Snap" is the 4th derivative of position relative to time, i.e. it's like "Jerk" but more so :-)

(And "Snap" is, or course, followed by "Crackle" and "Pop"... and they're all bad for you in excess :-)

I think that the current obsession with containerisation is an unhealthy admission that unix- like Windows etc.- is susceptible to "DLL Hell". However while Docker etc. can be used to sort out networking issues and- to some extent- process migration things like Snap appear pretty weedy by comparison. Frankly, I think that all of them are an admission that the industry badly needs a new platform with things like network pooling and process migration built in from the start.

MarkMLl

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