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New Eclipse installation warns of unsigned content [message #1837377] Thu, 28 January 2021 22:23 Go to next message
vqu vqu is currently offline vqu vquFriend
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Please see attached image.

Attempting to install the latest Eclipse on Win 10 x64, I select the Scout IDE option from the installer, but before it finishes, it is prompting that some "content" is unsigned.

I think this shouldn't happen. Is it normal? Should I "Accept" them unsigned? Why?

Thank you

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Re: New Eclipse installation warns of unsigned content [message #1837384 is a reply to message #1837377] Fri, 29 January 2021 04:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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It should not normally happen, but when the developers screw up the builds and don't sign all the jars properly then this happens. I looked in here:

https://download.eclipse.org/justj/?file=releases/2020-12/202012161000/plugins

Indeed those jars appear to be unsigned so in that case, yes, one would unfortunately expect this to happen.

If you don't accept, the install will fail to complete.


Ed Merks
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Re: New Eclipse installation warns of unsigned content [message #1837432 is a reply to message #1837384] Fri, 29 January 2021 18:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vqu vqu is currently offline vqu vquFriend
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Thank you for the helpful answer.
I was more inclined to not accept rather than risk having some possibly shady code.
I haven't used Eclipse for years and I am not sure where the installer is downloading the components from, this is why I thought better safe than sorry.

It seems that there's no need to be too much alarmed in this specific case.
Re: New Eclipse installation warns of unsigned content [message #1837445 is a reply to message #1837432] Sat, 30 January 2021 06:33 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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No, not a big need to worry. The repository metadata includes checksums as well and those provide security (the downloaded artifact's checksum must match the expected checksum) even if there is no signature.

Ed Merks
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