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No, Linux distributions offer packages and operating systems that are the result of painstaking work in which all upstream code is reviewed, patched for any inconsistency, and often blocked from going into public archives until known bugs are fixed.



That's... optimistic.


That's how OpenSUSE works. Debian too AFAIK.


It's the aspirational ideal behind how these projects work.


Actually, most have scripts that pull the upstream source and build new binaries without any manual intervention. It is the responsibility of the package maintainer to review every change in code.




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