# How to Blacklist a package (adapted from Parabola GNU/Linux-Libre Wiki)
if you find a package that contains, uses or recommends nonfree
software, it should be added to blacklist.txt until a way to free it
is found. more generally, any package in violation to the FSDG
belongs in blacklist.txt
other packages should be added to your-privacy-blacklist.txt,
your-freedom_emu-blacklist.txt or both if they endanger privacy or
only exist for the sake of using nonfree software; respectively. see
 and  for more info.
## Reporting a freedom bug
Every blacklisted package should have an associated bug report
for the purpose of documentation. This can be a bug report on the
debian, savannah, fedora, or parabola bug trackers, or en entry on the
libreplanet 'List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_FSDG" wiki page.
This should be referenced in the blacklist entry, as explained in the SYNTAX file,
Ideally the bug report should detail the precise nature of the freedom issues,
the liberation procedure if one is known, or some alternate replacement, if any,
that can be used if there is no viable liberation procedure.
If no such bug report yet exists:
* file a bug report on the Parabola Issue Tracker
* choose the project responsible for it, nearly always "Packages"
* choose the "Freedom issue" type and priority
## Preferred method (blacklisting the package)
1. Start by trying to liberate the package in whatever way possible
in order to make it useful in freedom. If that is not possible or is
too much work or will be too high-maintenance relative to the program's
usefulness, try finding some alternate replacement program
that accomplishes the same task. If that turns out to be is similarly
unfruitful, simply continue blacklisting the package with no replacement.
(NOTE: your-freedom_emu-blacklist packages are not meant to have replacements)
2. pull blacklist.git
3. add an entry for the package according to the SYNTAX file
4. if you have git write access, push changes
if not, send a patch produced using `git format-patch` to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. if you have shell access, ssh into repo.parabola.nu and run db-check-nonfree
6. if you have shell access, pull abslibre.git and make a new release of the
corresponding blacklist package (e.g. your-freedom)