[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] 'Locking down' software installation

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Fri Feb 16 14:00:31 EET 2007
ext José Dapena Paz <jdapena at igalia.com> writes:

> 	Disabling lock down from red pill mode is ok. But I don't agree on
> forcing to add the GPG keys without UI.

This is not forced per se, we just don't want to think about providing
a UI for it.  If someone contributes one... :-)

> 	It's important to state that software in general shouldn't depend on
> the metapackage, as it will prevent power users from being able to
> install the proper software if they've removed the metapackage to run
> their own setups.

Also, the meta package will probably not be installable in Scratchbox,
so you would have a hard-time testing your packages there if you
depend on it.

> 	One important point. It's not the same the set of libraries
> and the basic desktop (gtk, maemo af desktop, ...), and the basic
> apps (web browser, etc) installed, and the complementary tools
> (calculator, etc).  Different "system" metapackages should be
> provided for all of them, so the power user can decide to maintain
> on Nokia baseline for libraries and desktop, but not on some
> specific tools.

Maybe later...

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