Packages have "proxy" word.

Eric Sandeen sandeen at
Sat Nov 2 16:57:26 UTC 2013

On 11/2/13 11:48 AM, Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
> 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.

If that works, sure.  (I didn't read the whole thread, didn't realize that
it solved the problem.)


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