everton wrote:just a querry...whenever i install certain packages from synaptic i usally get a warning as it relates to safety
What is the message you get..http://www.mepislovers.org/forums/archi ... t-581.html
If its just about the unauthenticated packages and it is the Ubuntu/Mint repositories, you are probably fairly safe
--even if the developer has not digitally signed the package so that it could be authenticated
the difference between an http and an https connection..also binary packages..
likely will be unauthenticated, like nvidia or Ati video drivers, nic drivers sound card drivers, that kind of item..
There are quite a lot of unauthenticated packages, since not everyone wants to sign or is maybe not aware of the recent idea that authenticating packages is a good public policy idea..