Freedom issue #2708
[kdeplasma-addons] controversial qt5-webengine in makedepends and optdepends
Package version: extra/kdeplasma-addons 220.127.116.11-1
Related issue for qt5-webengine for reference: #1167
It is possible to build kdeplasma-addons without the specific addons ('webbrowser' 'dict') which require qt5-webenigne.
A PKGBUILD for this is attached.
I was able to build it for x86_64 and i686. Note that I had to update/build kio first.
The patch is here: https://lists.parabola.nu/pipermail/dev/2020-April/007725.html
I did not test the modified
kdeplasma-addons, so feedback is welcome :)
Updated by bill-auger 3 months ago
- Priority changed from bug to discussion
this is somewhat of a grey area - we do not publish any of the arch PKGBUILDS, so the makedepends and optdepends do not actually affect parabola users; because the webengine package can not be installed
as long as the package is not broken on parabola; it will probably not run any chromium code - ideally, we would mirror the arch PKGBUILDS though, so that people could more easily build the system from source - it is worthy of discussion; but probably not a priority freedom bug
really, none of the #1167 packages are priority freedom bugs; because the FSF has never given a definitive conclusion about chromium - it is good to keep that index of them though, in case that ever does happen