Feature #484


Add a warning if users are using non-official package repo

Added by Chris Buechler about 14 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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There have been a few instances of people developing their own packages and telling users to switch to a non-official package repo (or providing a script that does so without telling the users what is being done). This is bound to cause problems for users in the future if they do this (aside from obvious security concerns) as the unofficial repos are highly unlikely to be kept up to date, so there needs to be a warning at the top of the page when you browse to System > Packages if using anything other than the official package repo.

Note this has to be done in a way that also accommodates rebrands and their official repos.

Actions #1

Updated by Chris Buechler almost 10 years ago

  • Target version set to 2.2
Actions #2

Updated by Jim Thompson almost 10 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jim Pingle
  • Priority changed from Normal to High

bumped priority
assigned to Pingle.

I'd like this implemented in 2.2.

I'd also like it displayed both on Main -> Packages and on the front page.

There are no rebrands. Nobody has an "official repo", (possibly Netgate, check with Matt), so that requirement is (maybe) gone.

Actions #3

Updated by Jim Pingle almost 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

This is now in current snapshots and may be good enough for 2.2.

I did find that the XML_RPC code is in need of an update, but I split that off into #3734 since it would impact several areas.

Actions #4

Updated by Chris Buechler over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
The package server currently configured on this firewall ( is NOT an official package server

yeah that works, good stuff.


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