Freedom Issue #3116

[archboot-linux-firmware] Nonfree blobs

grizzlyuser - 11 months ago - . Updated 5 months ago.

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  • expected result:
    Only freely licensed files are in the repo
  • actual result:
    Many files are licensed under nonfree licenses.



Updated by gap 5 months ago


This package is essentially just the linux-firmware package, which is blacklisted and replaced by the linux-libre-firmware package.
As this package is therefore rendered redundant, I honestly don't know why it even exists, unless there's a very good special reason, although it's probably either bad engineering or a historical vestige.

See also: #3259 and #2134.


Updated by bill-auger 5 months ago

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# pacman -Sys archboot

this package was added to the blacklist in october 2021 - it was removed from the blacklist this week; because it no longer exists - am i missing something?

what exactly are you confirming? - it seems to me that this ticket could have been closed 6 months ago


Updated by gap 5 months ago

It's in the i686 repos.
I presume it's being imported from Arch32.

Do we have a script which checks if a package no longer exists upstream in Arch/Arch32/ArchARM/Artix?


Updated by bill-auger 5 months ago

  • Assignee set to bill-auger
  • Status changed from unconfirmed to in progress

ok i see that now - arch32 lags behind arch somewhat - arch32 marked this package "(scheduled for removal)" - that means they noticed that arch has removed it, and are planning to remove it also, as soon as it can be done while retaining system sanity - it will soon disappear from parabola automatically

there is no urgency; because linux-libre will not load these modules


Updated by bill-auger 5 months ago

  • Status changed from in progress to fixed

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