The *blacklist.txt files consist of lines in the following format:
* 'original-package' is the name of the binary package from Arch
* 'libre-replacement' is the name of the binary package that provides
and replaces the original-package, or empty if there is no
compatible replacement. The replacement must be compatible for use
by humans and scripts, e.g. fastjar is not a replacement for zip
although both solve the same problem. Packages in
your-freedom_emu-blacklist.txt are not meant to have a replacement.
* 'ref' is one of the keys in the first column in following table:
debian : http://bugs.debian.org/
fsf : http://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#
savannah : https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?
fedora : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=
parabola : https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/
The URL in the second column in above table, when concatenated with
the value of the 'id' field should form a valid URL pointing to an
associated ticket on the web.
We should prefer FSF refs, since they are easily available for other
distros. Hopefully some lines will move from parabola:X to fsf:Y with
the LibrePlanet wiki linking to the X issue on labs.parabola.nu.
* 'id' refers to a reported bug on the tracker indicated in the 'ref' column
The URL in the second column in 'ref' table, when concatenated with
the value of this 'id' field should form a valid URL pointing to a
ticket on the web that describes the reason for the package being blacklisted,
and when applicable, whatever liberation procedure was used
to create a replacement package.
* 'short-description' categorizes original-package with some tags,
followed by a short verbal explanation. Popular tags are:
[nonfree]·······This package is blatently non-free software.
[semifree]······This package is mostly free, but contains some non-free
software or documentation.
[uses-nonfree]··This package depends on, recommends, or otherwise
inappropriately integrates with other non-free software
[branding]······This package has branding needs adjusted; it refers to
"Arch" instead of "Parabola", or "Linux" instead of
[technical]·····This package cannot be imported from Arch because of
technical reasons, rather than freedom reasons; this is
NOT to do with freedom or privacy issues in the
package. This usually comes down to two things: it
must be recompiled against our version of a dependency
package, or it must be compiled from source, as we are
stricter about that than Arch is.
If this tag is present, then either the libre-replacement
column should match the the original-package column;
or the [FIXME:package] tag should also be present and
the libre-replacement column should be empty.
[FIXME:package] This package has a free replacement, or could be built
in a way that is acceptable, but no one has done so yet.
[FIXME:description] Someone needs to fix the description in blacklist.txt
To make reporting issues to gnu-linux-libre easier, we should indicate
in the description if the package is blacklisted due to an upstream FSDG
issue, problem introduced by Arch (e.g. not including required license
text, adding optional dependency on a non-free package), or just
branding, dependency or non-freedom-related issues which don't need
reporting to other distros.