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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] is this work-group still serving the community?

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] is this work-group still serving the community?
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2021 19:57:36 -0400

On Mon, 1 Nov 2021 23:05:47 +0100 Sam wrote:
> make a list of all modified/deleted packages.

its much simpler than described in the previous post - starting
with parabola's blacklist, most of the work is already done

this is exactly the "blacklist rescue team" project proposed for
the FSD a few years ago - at that time, i wrote a script which
effectively mirrors the parabola blacklist data on a wiki - the
data is a single CSV file with references to detailed bug
reports and/or liberation procedures

any distros with similar blacklists could use the script to add
distro-specific details/caveats sections

IIRC, the reason for the debian bias on that wiki page is because
that list was maintained by trisquel and/or gnewsense devs - that
is one key area to improve initially - the most difficult hurdle
ahead, is to extend the script to map distro-specific package
names to wiki pages, reduce duplicates (merge electron,
electron6, electron7, ...), etc

FWIW, the intention/policy of the parabola blacklist has always
been to complement the FSDG blacklist, and to prefer the FSDG
blacklist as the primary reference/bug-report, for any programs
on it - so the idea to automate synchronizing/consolidating the
knowledge-base is as old as the FSDG and parabola themselves -
it appears to be among the original intentions of those distros,
which were involved with the FSDG in the early years

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