[Assist] Falkon Install Failed
freemor at freemor.ca
Tue Jul 3 11:56:36 BST 2018
On Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 07:47:38PM -0700, Drew wrote:
> "The other option is to try installing it without qt5-webengine and see what
> happens: # pacman -S --assume-installed qt5-webengine falkon" This command
> completed successfully and the icon was placed in the Internet category of
> the Menu but the program won't run. Drew
I think that perhaps you've missed what others are trying to say /
qt5-webengine == the guts of chrome == all kinds of google telemetry and
other freedom issues
Falcon is just a wrapper around qt5-webengine. So basically just a re-skinned
Parabola does not carry software that will damage your freedom in this
This leaves you 3 workable options.
1.) Use a different browser
2.) Take some other action and give up your freedom.
These would include:
a.) Manually install qt5-webengine (not recommended nor supported in
c.) Move to a different Distro (again giving up your freedom)
3.) Re-write Falcon to use one of the freedom respecting rendering engines
I would strongly suggest going with option 1, and filing a bug report on
https://labs.parabola.nu that the Falcon package should be removed from the
Parabola repos. Unless you have the time and skill to pull off, and then
maintain option 3 which would give the world a freedom respecting version of
I hope that this helps to make the situation more clear.
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