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Author: Haelwenn (lanodan) Monnier <contact@hacktivis.me>
Date:   Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:42:02 +0200

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diff --git a/articles/Repo-less packages, Docker, AppImage and others curl|sh.html b/articles/Repo-less packages, Docker, AppImage and others curl|sh.html @@ -0,0 +1,27 @@ +<h1>Repo-less packages, Docker, AppImage and others curl|sh</h1> +<p>Seriously, after <a href="http://breizh-entropy.org/wiki/systemd">SystemD</a>OS, what could I except for thoses LazyUSERS trying to act as system-admin (sorry to people that need to work with thoses tools).</p> +<p>I know theses tools can help thoses that doesn’t want/know-how to do sys-admin, but seriously. Most people do know how to use a package manager to install few apps. (Otherwise people would not use App Store, Android Market^W^WPlay Store and various organisations would not try to use them for whatever product).</p> +<p>Also with this types of tools(I’ll call them lazy-pkgs) you reduce security to almost nothing. Yes, AppImage doesn’t use root privileges, it doesn’t make it unharmfull, it can still do damage (like bumblebee/optimus and steam removing everything in the home directory). Yes, docker binairies doesn’t directly use the kernel and already available tools, well how do you expect lazy-pkgs to manage security flaws? (Try to imagine another heartbleed, shellshock, …). I heard docker as a daemon(which looks like a systemd clone that works on top of systemd, how meta).</p> +<p>For a simple comparison here is what package managers I met for a long time have:</p> +<ol> + <li>Security updates (security.debian.org // unattended-upgrades, emerge -a @security, …) + <li>The Source/Binairies of the package + <li>For Binairies: How it’s builded + <li>Some patches and extra software (rc script, systemd-service.xml) + <li>Verification (hashes or better, OpenPGP) + <li>Dependencies (I know theses are horrible, but removing a warning light won’t remove the warning, otherwise just unplug your machine) + <li>Scripts for compiling, (un)installating, configuring, updating + <li>Meta-data (like description, homepage, issues, source code repository, …) + <li>Stability (in debian it’s per repo but in Gentoo it’s in the package ebuild) +</ol> +<p>And here is what lazy-pkg have(From what I’ve heard, as I don’t want theses.)</p> +<ol> + <li>Binairies (poor BSDists) + <li>If not included, dependencies(on a specific repo, like alpine for docker) + <li>Some have verification (but mostly sucks) + <li>Scripts for compiling, (un)installating, configuring, updating (or even services/RC like docker) +</ol> +<p>Well, not hard to notice that it as many thing removed. Poor security, customisation and filesystem tidyness(as packages are no longer managed by a tool). It’s somewhat even worse than Windows (XP, dunno later versions) as with this horrible-ness you still had dependencies(.NET Framework, DirectX, VisualBasic, …) and you still could remove and choose a bit of what’s in your system. Now if the NSA, DGSI, GRU or any other government (secret) agency want a huge backdoor they just have to ask the maintainer, even less people would notice as it’s more obscure.</p> +<p>Also, for the time being lazy-pkgs are being used by commonly trusted organisations. But what if non-trusted but mandatory(like drivers) organisations start using your tools like they so badly do with .deb and .rpm (and sometimes with tarballs)</p> +<p>I understand the idea of doing one package for tons of distros, but you’re doing it wrong. I think if you still want lazy-pkgs you should make/re-use a separate package manager(like pip for python, luarocks for lua, gem for ruby, …).</p> +<p>Anyway stay with Blob, I’ll keep building everything from source (so I can verify it’s really Open-Source), even non-executables like documentation and keep blobs into a separate system and say that I want OpenPGP for the gentoo repo.</p> diff --git a/articles/Repo-less packages, Docker, AppImage and others curl|sh.shtml b/articles/Repo-less packages, Docker, AppImage and others curl|sh.shtml @@ -0,0 +1,16 @@ +<!DOCTYPE html> +<html lang="en"> + <head> +<!--#include file="/templates/head.shtml" --> + <title>Repo-less packages, Docker, AppImage and others curl|sh — Cyber-home of lanodan</title> + <link type="application/rss+xml" href="/rss" title="flux RSS" rel="alternate"></link> + </head> + <body> +<!--#include file="/templates/en/nav.shtml" --> + <article> +<!--#include file="/articles/Repo-less packages, Docker, AppImage and others curl|sh.html" --> + </article> + <a href="/articles/Repo-less%20packages%2C%20Docker%2C%20AppImage%20and%20others%20curl%7Csh.html">article only(plain HTML)</a> +<!--#include file="/templates/en/footer.html" --> + </body> +</html>