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Freedom issue #123

wanted: blacklist for nonfree aur packages

xrchz - about 7 years ago - . Updated 27 days ago.

Status:
not-a-bug
Priority:
freedom issue
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Description

your-aur-freedom, to complement your-freedom.
could start with very highly voted aur packages, like google-talkplugin.
(presuming it is non-free!)


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your-aur-freedom (641 Bytes) your-aur-freedom Most popular non-free AUR packages (7 pages checked) Sinma, 2012-11-02 10:12 AM
your-archlinuxfr-freedom (64 Bytes) your-archlinuxfr-freedom All non-free archlinuxfr packages Sinma, 2012-11-02 10:12 AM
your-aur-freedom (641 Bytes) your-aur-freedom 2013-01-28 Update Sinma, 2013-01-28 01:43 PM
your-aur-freedom (1.01 KB) your-aur-freedom Sinma, 2013-01-28 02:21 PM
your-aur-freedom (1.03 KB) your-aur-freedom Sinma, 2013-01-28 02:27 PM

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History

#2

Updated by Anonymous about 7 years ago

I think that is a excellent idea! You can to do a PKGBUILD based from your-freedom including a blacklist with AUR non-free packages or send to us only the blacklist file with the AUR non-free packages included to create a package about it. You must to create a blacklist similar to it ==> https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/blacklist.git/plain/blacklist.txt

#3

Updated by fauno almost 7 years ago

I like the name "our-freedom" better for this :D

#4

Updated by Sinma almost 7 years ago

I've made a list of the 7 pages of most popular aur packages. Because my time is limited, maybe I'm wrong about some package, but I'm prudent. I've probably forgotten some non-free packages, beause I can't check all packages. A "?" indicate that I'm not sure if the package is non-free or not.

I've also made a list of all non-free packages on the popular archlinux-fr repository.

#5

Updated by TheLastProject over 6 years ago

I'm not sure if this is still being made, but I decided to check through some old AUR packages I have installed and made this list which could be added to it:

bin32-teamspeak2::Non-free software
deb2targz::Missing license information
firefox-nightly::Recommends non-free software
jockey::Recommends non-free drivers
savage2::Non-free software
teamspeak-plugin-love-svn::Only useful in combination with non-free software
teamspeak-plugin-massmover::Only useful in combination with non-free software
teamspeak2::Non-free software
teamspeak3::Non-free software
teamspeak3-server::Non-free software
teamspeak3-soundpack-portal::Only useful in combination with non-free software
teamspeak3-soundpack-rc1-female::Only useful in combination with non-free software
teamspeak3-theme-minecraft-forever::Only useful in combination with non-free software
teamspeakctrl::Only useful in combination with non-free software
tss2_rc2::Non-free software
teamviewer::Non-free software

#6

Updated by Sinma over 6 years ago

Deb2targz: it's useless (http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/tech/deb/), and I don't think it's used by many persons, but I add it though.

I've added all your suggestions to the list.

#7

Updated by Sinma over 6 years ago

Packages added:
  • skype4pidgin (only useful in combination with non-free software)
  • firefox-beta-bin for the same reasons as firefox-nightly
  • steam, obviously
  • linuxqq, non-free adware
  • foremost, non-free software
  • lib32-nvidia-utils-beta, non-free software
  • huludesktop, non-free software
  • true-combat, non-free software

It's still the 7 first pages of most voted AUR packages. I try to keep it in the right order, to keep the verification easy.

#8

Updated by Sinma over 6 years ago

Sorry for the noise, it's late (23h34 here), and I forget to save the file before sending!

#9

Updated by lukeshu about 5 years ago

Now that our-freedom exists, can we close this issue?

#10

Updated by xrchz about 5 years ago

lukeshu wrote:

Now that our-freedom exists, can we close this issue?

Sure, where can our-freedom be found?

#11

Updated by lukeshu about 5 years ago

Never-mind, apparently I have gone more crazy than I thought...

#12

Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago

#13

Updated by Anonymous about 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to ovruni
#14

Updated by Anonymous about 4 years ago

#15

Updated by Anonymous about 4 years ago

#16

Updated by Anonymous about 4 years ago

  • Related to Freedom issue #757: More non-free AUR fonts packages will be blacklisted added
#17

Updated by Anonymous almost 3 years ago

  • Start date set to 2012-11-02
#18

Updated by g4jc over 2 years ago

Is anyone still working on this issue or should we consider a whitelist? AUR is very large either way, and new packages are added daily.
Eventually good packages with enough demand could be added to PCR, or PUR (which never really took off).

#19

Updated by bill-auger 6 months ago

  • Status changed from open to in progress
#20

Updated by bill-auger 27 days ago

  • Status changed from in progress to not-a-bug

i agree with g4jc there - this is a not practical - the bulk of work required to blacklist a package is in verifying the licenses - after tat is done, adding the PKGBUILD is usually quite simple - if we were to monitor and evaluate every new entry the AUR, we may as well add every FSDG-compliant PKGBUILD to [pcr], rather than maintaining a blacklist for the opposite set - the amount of effort required is essentially the same

we dont need to (and probably shouldnt) prevent users from installing non-free software - generally speaking, thats not possible anyways - the blacklist exists because otherwise, pacman would be indexing non-free software - the current solution satisfies the FSDG and seems to work well; which is simply not to have any AUR helpers in parabola repos, and to give fair warning that third-party software is not supported

freemor is working on an idea tentatively named 'your-system-sanity' to present a more blatant warning about the software that TPPMs index and assist downloading, and the havoc they (especially pip) can wreak on the system, and to identify and isolate them all from the main repos, possibly into new repo like: [unsupported]

if someone chooses to go out of their way to download a PKGBUILD from AUR or any other non-free software from anywhere else, then we should want to allow them to install it without removing 'your-freedom'; because 'your-freedom' is not intended to exhaustively address all third-party software - that would be the job of 'your-system-sanity'

this issue has gone stale for some time so i will close it in favor of the following discussion:

https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1035

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