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Packaging request #698

Split 'Libre' repo to 'Libre' and 'Parabola rebranded' repos

daimonion - over 4 years ago - . Updated over 4 years ago.

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wish
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I want to use libre repo but I need to deal with "Parabola rebranded" packages, because I don't want to rebrand (yet). Please reconsider splitting libre repo to 'Libre' and 'Parabola', the latter to contain "parabola rebranded" packages (like abs, pacman, grub, syslinux, filesystem, etc).

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#1

Updated by mtjm over 4 years ago

This requires either including Arch-branded packages (violating the FSDG and misleading our and their users) or maintaining a separate set of unbranded packages.

#2

Updated by lukeshu over 4 years ago

daimonion: What do you want to accomplish?

mtjm: Not at all. I think daimonion is asking that we have a [parabola] repo with pacman, filesystem, etc, and not have them in [libre]; that is: the exact packages we have now, but some of them moved into a different repo. I think he's trying to use [libre] on Arch without switching to Parabola.

#3

Updated by daimonion over 4 years ago

lukeshu: Exactly, I want to use [libre] repo on Arch but without entirely switching to Parabola (at least for now).

Reasoning: I'm already using IceWeasel from your [libre] repo, and I'm thinking of using 3 or 4 more packages (so that I don't have to compile libre versions of them myself, like I'm doing now), and updating them automaticaly would be nice thing to have. But I don't want to use Parabola's versions of pacman, abs, grub, filesystem and other packages. At least not for now. I've been using Arch for 7 years now, and it's kinda hard to change it to something new all of a sudden. :)

#4

Updated by alfplayer over 4 years ago

I think switching to [libre] is easy enough so I recommed this issue gets closed. I prefer the other direction, that is, joining repositories rather than splitting.

Anyway, some ideas to script it, to show how to do it now:
#5

Updated by lukeshu over 4 years ago

I use this script https://lukeshu.com/dump/arch-import.sh to make a local repo of specific packages to import from a foreign repo. I mostly use it for testing if a bug is present in the Arch version of a package also. It shouldn't be hard to adapt it to go the other way.

As for switching to Parabola: I strongly encourage you to. It is almost exactly Arch, but instead of taking the extra steps to be free, you'd be taking the steps to use whatever non-free stuff you want/need.

alfplayer: Meanwhile, I do support splitting [libre] into [{core,extra,community}-libre] or similar :)

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