Bug#898479: [gnome] gnome-software should detach fwupd as a dependency

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at debian.org
Sat May 12 14:43:41 BST 2018

On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 9:24 AM, kardan <kardan at riseup.net> wrote:
> gnome-software depends on libfwupd2 and suggests fwupd. On a fresh
> stretch

Yes, a library is different than a service.

> I read his answers and including the reaction to add a dialogue for
> Redhat. Why doesn't Debian request something similar as the article
> suggested?

I think that particular implementation depends on GNOME Software's
repositories dialog which is unusable in Debian currently.

> As a debian user i expect that services hosted by private companies are
> not enabled by default. If this is not the case, some users may be
> disappointed and loose trust in Debian.

I don't object to there being an easy to disable fwupd, but I strongly
believe it should be enabled by default.

What is your exact privacy concern and why is it so important that it
outweighs our users having outdated firmware for their hardware, some
with potential known security vulnerabilities?

> If fwupd is an import service for the system, why is it only included
> in GNOME?

You're asking this question on a bug report for a GNOME package. The
people responsible for that package generally don't have anything to
do with other desktops. You're welcome to ask other desktops to
implement this feature if you want.

Jeremy Bicha.

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