[Dev] problems with replacements for blacklisted packages
lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Thu Dec 21 06:22:13 GMT 2017
I wrote a little pyalpm script for finding blacklist replacements (as
in the second column in blacklist.txt).
I'll be polishing it up and committing it soon, but it did identify a
- unrar is replaced by both libre/unar and pcr/gna-unrar. libre/unar
should drop the replaces=(unrar) line, and pcr/gna-unrar should be
moved to libre.
- tensorflow has several other versions that are not blacklisted:
tensorflow-opt and tensorflow-opt-cuda. I think that this is an
argument toward prioritizing switching to pkgbase-based
- b43-fwcutter is not replaced by, but is provided by
libre/b43-tools. For one, I am flabbergasted that whatever freedom
issues b43-fwcutter has aren't also issues with b43-tools.
Secondly, b43-tools should probably replaces=(b43-fwcutter), or be
renamed to b43-fwcutter.
- Why does linux-libre-pck provide linux-zen? Replacing it (which it
doesn't do) makes a little bit of sense, but providing it makes no
sense to me.
- What's the deal with pcr/mesa-vanilla replacing a bunch of nvidia
stuff? It seems that mesa-vanilla is unmaintained since
emulatorman and coadde left, we should just drop it?
- The following packages are on pcr, but should be moved to libre:
~ Luke Shumaker
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