Privacy Issue #2580

Privacy Issue #2619: Refactor [nonprism]

Privacy Issue #2621: Remove packages patched against geoclue from [nonprism]

Privacy Issue #2620: Create a neutered geoclue

Test report of [nonprism-testing/geoclue]

theova - about 4 years ago - . Updated 7 months ago.

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I've tested [nonprism-testing/geoclue] (locally built).
As of writing this, my system is up to date:

$ sudo pacman -Syu
warning: geoclue: local (2.5.5+6+gea52170-1.nonprism1) is newer than extra (2.5.5+6+gea52170-1)

All tests were performed with an active internet connection and without Tor, VPN,
I have evaluated the affected packages in [extra] ([nonprism] was NOT enabled):

$ sudo pacman -Syuu
$ sudo pacman -U geoclue-2.5.5+6+gea52170-1.nonprism1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
$ sudo pacman -S gnome-maps gnome-weather empathy gnome-settings-daemon redshift webkit2gtk

For the gnome apps I don't know how to enable more specific debug output. The options seem all about GUI stuff.

  • gnome-weather
    Location was not available and had to be set manually. See screenshot attached.
  • gnome-maps
    Location was not available (button was greyed out). See screenshot attached.
  • redshift
    Location is not found.
    redshift -r -m dummy
    Trying location provider `geoclue2'...
    Using provider `geoclue2'.
    WARNING: Using dummy gamma method! Display will not be affected by this gamma method.
    Waiting for initial location to become available...
    ^Cpoll: Interrupted system call
    Unable to get location from provider.

    Running with option -l is fine.
  • gnome-settings-daemon
    Again no idea how to test this. However gnome runs fine.

So my conclusion is that [nonprism-testing/geoclue] does a pretty good job.

Please let me know if you need any further information.


gnome-weather.png (15.8 KB) gnome-weather.png theova, 2019-12-20 11:26 AM
gnome-maps.png (232 KB) gnome-maps.png theova, 2019-12-20 11:26 AM

Related issues

Related to Packages - Bug #1884: nonprism and gnomeopen




Updated by bill-auger about 4 years ago

  • Parent task set to #1884
  • Assignee set to freemor

Updated by theova about 4 years ago

  • Parent task changed from #1884 to #2620

Updated by bill-auger almost 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #1884: nonprism and gnome added

Updated by bill-auger almost 4 years ago

i just noticed this package - it is in abslibre but not published for pacman

someone reported on IRC that gnome is impossible to install with 'your-privacy' - i suggested to try this PKGBUILD; but i noticed that the pkgname is 'geoclue' - that would prevent it from being installed with 'your-privacy'

just to make a note that if this package is working well, and it gets published, that 'geoclue' would need to be removed from the 'your-privacy' conflicts


Updated by bill-auger 7 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

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