Wanting to change to Parabola's Arch Linux's mirrors
So I am using another Arch based distro (specifically EndeavourOS) and I was thinking about changing my Arch Linux repo's mirrors to Parabola's mirrors. I wanted to know a few things.
- Do you guys modify the original packages?
- Are the packages tested out before it is released to Parabola's users?
- Are users alerted if they are downloading a software which does not respect user's privacy (i.e. they collect telemetry)?
we do not modify any arch packages - if changes are needed, the package name is added to the blacklist, then the original arch package is deleted, and a patched build is published in the [libre] repo - FWIW, if the arch package were modified, you be able to detect that by the signature
all parabola packages are built, verified, and signed manually - there is no automated build service
there is a special repo [nonprism] which has packages with more strict privacy - if you find any packages in some other repo, which have some privacy-related anti-features, open a bug report, and perhaps a privacy-enhanced version could be created
these are the current blacklists:
THanks for your help mate.