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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] gnome-app-install

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] gnome-app-install
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 23:43:25 +1030

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:44:20 -0500
Brett Smith <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 17:16 +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > > I plan to update the blacklist to reflect the fact that the
> > > problem lies with app-install-data and not gnome-app-install.
> > > Putting
> > 
> > and app-install-data-commercial (the main problem)
> Yes, of course; sorry I wasn't more explicit about that.


> > > together a new version of app-install-data for the various
> > > distributions would probably be some nice low-hanging fruit
> > > interested contributors could work on.
> > 
> > gNewSense removes app-install-data-commercial, but leaves
> > {gnome-}app-install in place (After disabling
> > restricted/multiverse). Is there something else which needs to
> > happen?
> Unfortunately, I think so.  I just ran gnome-app-install on a deltaH
> box, and through there, I was able to find some of the other software
> that's on the blacklist, like Ubufox and blobwars.  gnome-app-install
> wasn't always able to install those packages, but I think to be on the
> safe side we need to make sure they never show up to begin with.  And
> I think the safest way to do that is to prepare a new app-install-data
> package that doesn't include .desktop files for programs that
> shouldn't be in an endorsed distribution.

This might be related to this bug:

I'll have to put this on the 'to check'/'todo' list (I tho

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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