Packages have "proxy" word.

Basil Mohamed Gohar basilgohar at
Sat Nov 2 16:48:57 UTC 2013

On 11/02/2013 12:46 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On 11/2/13 10:50 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> مصعب الزعبي wrote:
>>> Then do new rule to write "proxies" instead of proxy, at Fedora packaging
>>> guidlines.
>> Renaming packages, censoring descriptions etc. in Fedora at the whims of 
>> governments (of countries Fedora isn't supposed to be exported to in the 
>> first place) is not going to happen. Sorry.
>>         Kevin Kofler
> I think your answer conflates two issues.
> If Syria is on the export control list, there's really no further discussion
> to be had.
> But I wonder how many i.e. school nanny-filters ban URLs with the word
> "proxy," and how that impacts the ability of users in any country to obtain
> Fedora.
> The idea of an alternate URL using package hashes seemed reasonable to me,
> to route around that sort of internet damage.
> -Eric

I think the solution in this case, that would require zero change to
package names, and likely little else, would be to offer a way to choose
only those repos that offer an https interface.

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