Broken Source Code management of Arch Repositories
Recently ABS has stopped syncing and is out of date.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
2) Merge Repositories/PKGBUILDs from Arch with abslibre
Updated by alfplayer over 7 years ago
...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.