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Bug #723

Broken Source Code management of Arch Repositories

icarious - over 7 years ago - . Updated about 7 years ago.

Status:
fixed
Priority:
freedom issue
Assignee:
% Done:

100%


Description

Recently ABS has stopped syncing and is out of date. Few developers have suggested to discontinue the "ABS" package in favour of the likely solution GIT "https://projects.parabola.nu/abslibre.git/" . However no one focuses on the issue that a majority of the system's packages come from Arch's repositories [core], [extra], [community]. Parabola's abslibre only maintains PKGBUILDs / source code management only for repositories managed by the Parabola Community [libre], [nonprism], [pcr], [kernels] , etc and doesn't merge with Arch's PKGBUILDs. Henceforth this leaves the user with no other option than manually git cloning from Arch which also brings in non-free PKGBUILDs which we have already blacklisted. Not having access to source code management is a Freedom Issue. As per the GNU FSDG https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html "All information for practical use in a free distribution must be available in source form.". Parabola, as it currently technically stands is not in adherence with the above statement.

Suggestion Solutions :

1) Fix ABS
or
2) Merge Repositories/PKGBUILDs from Arch with abslibre

History

#1

Updated by alfplayer over 7 years ago

icarious wrote:

...this leaves the user with no other option than manually git cloning from Arch which also brings in non-free PKGBUILDs which we have already blacklisted. Not having access to source code management is a Freedom Issue.

They can fetch individual packages in our versions of Arch repositories from their web interface instead of cloning, which does not threaten user freedom.

#2

Updated by mtjm over 7 years ago

This is issue #661.

#3

Updated by icarious about 7 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Assignee set to fauno
#4

Updated by icarious about 7 years ago

Issue fixed by fauno.

#5

Updated by ovruni about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from open to fixed

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