APT needs a patch to become free-software-friendly

Bug #992054 reported by Aurélien RIVIERE on 2012-04-30
This bug affects 2 people
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apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

ubuntu@ubuntu-devel:~$ cat /usr/share/doc/apt/examples/sources.list
# See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy
# Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
# CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates main restricted

As you can see, the example sources.list provided by APT in its docs contains the restricted repositories.
It doesn't honor ths Free Software Fundation guidelines.

Upstream bug : https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?29724
This same bug and my patch had been proposed by myself for Trisquel : http://trisquel.info/en/issues/5344

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

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tags: added: patch
Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

This is your opinion. These example files exist to demonstrate defaults and/or specific features such as multiple components. Therefore we do not want to change it.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Opinion
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