Ubuntu – a “bad quality” package


What does it mean to have a Bad Quality Package (What qualities would it have to be a Bad quality package) and what happens if I install a package that has bad quality but still installs.

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Best Answer

You can see why a particular package is considered a bad quality by looking at the details provided in that dialog box. It usually has to deal with how a package is packaged and not the package itself.

If the package doesn't meet the Debian policy, then it is considered to be of a poor quality.

Some common issues that trigger this warning are:

  • The package has some file ownership errors
  • There is no valid "Installed-size" field in the control file, etc.