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bug #33543: pkg acetoneiso suggests and requires non-free

Submitter:  David Pierce <ds_pierce>
Submitted:  Sun 12 Jun 2011 06:46:55 AM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  Upstream
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sun 11 Mar 2012 12:41:29 PM UTC, comment #3: 

It's no longer a blocker if it's blacklisted.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat 25 Jun 2011 11:41:31 AM UTC, comment #2: 
Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Tue 14 Jun 2011 08:56:35 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for the report.

Luckily, this package does not exist in deltah or metad.

I see that the project's website [1] has a poll running for features for the next version. One of the options is "Substitute poweriso with free GNU GPL converting solutions", which has currently 0 out of 7 votes.

No bug about this has been posted to its bug tracker [2].

Steps to reproduce: in the menu, click "Image Conversion" -> "Convert Image to ISO". First a pop-up dialog about ISO-9660 appears. Click OK. Then another pop-up dialog appears with the question "Do you want to download Poweriso?", pointing out that it's "proprietary but gratis", with a Yes/No choice.

[1] http://www.acetoneteam.org/
[2] http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=890147&group_id=179686&func=browse

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sun 12 Jun 2011 06:46:55 AM UTC, original submission:  

All versions of the 'acetoneiso' package, versions 2.3 and prior, hosted in the repository, requires and aggressively recommends that the user install the proprietary, non-free component 'poweriso', for all of its image conversion and some of its core file handling functionality.

A similar bug report (#609526) was filed on the Debian BTS suggesting a possible DFSG policy violation and potentially moving the package to the non-free 'contrib' section of their repository. As of filing this bug report, no such change has been made upstream and the core developer shows no signs of removing the offending dependency.


David Pierce <ds_pierce>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-03-11 samgee Severity5 - Blocker 4 - Important
    2011-06-25 samgee StatusConfirmed Upstream
    2011-06-14 samgee CategoryPackage gNewSense 3
        Severity3 - Normal 5 - Blocker
        Item GroupPackage archive All architectures
        StatusNone Confirmed

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