[Dev] GNOME Software, archlinux-appstream-data, and Flatpak

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Fri Jun 1 05:29:09 GMT 2018

On Thu, 2018-05-31 at 17:09 -0300, Freemor wrote:
> That was not my confusion but rather the ease with which some could got to
> flathub, download steam or skype, and blow their freedom. Parabola supports
flatpaks so this is intended right?

that is the grey area which is the topic of the open issue on the bug tracker -
that pertains as well to all third-party package managers

On Thu, 2018-05-31 at 16:12 -0400, Christopher Davis wrote:
> Could someone not go and grab a package tarball that isn't within the 
> blacklist (or has a changed pkgname) and install it with pacman -U? 
>  From my understanding, the issue would come in actively supporting 
> such things.

that is exactly the issue - in the first case, parabola software would be
actively listing and downloading the software, as well as assisting installation
- in the second case, the user must go outside the distro to find and acquire
the non-free software - pacman is being used no differently than GCC in that
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