Really not a sabayon *specific* topic, but anyone know where/how to download a handful of popular mods for minecraft?
Seems like every download wants to install some version/variation of adware/malware/etc from various file hosting sites. Annoying to say the least, and I am hesitant to let any browser get tangled up with all that stuff....
while I see why folks might like minecraft (the gameplay looks interesting), as a retired network/systems/services architect, kernel code writer, et al, I don't think I've seen a more popular, improperly written piece of software than minecraft (other than a popular OS we don't run here
Other than the 3d aspect of it, it reminds me of a user flexible version of a 1988 nintendo console, minus the smooth graphics (laugh intended!).
I purchased a legit copy for a friend. Her kid loves to play it, and downloading mods wants to infest the machine if one wants to add any of a few dozen cool looking mods. Even on linux, first trick it pulls is a massive privilege escalation along with root ownership of a lot of files (blatant evidence of the unwarranted priv escalations). Not cool in my book.
Any hints or suggestions (or torrents) welcome
I ask here simply because the average linux user has an interest in security and proper code/privilege handling.....and tend to be a good bit smarter