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PackagesAnySecurity IssueVery HighCritical[grub2] UEFI SecureBoot vulnerability + multiple flaws ...Unconfirmed
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Task Description

https://www.debian.org/security/2020-GRUB-UEFI-SecureBoot/

https://9to5linux.com/grub2-boot-failure-issues-fixed-in-debian-and-ubuntu-update-now

Software DevelopmentGeneralImplementation RequestVery HighCriticalPOWER (ppc64le) portingDeferred
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Task Description

The unfortunate reality is that x86 computers come encumbered with built-in low-level backdoors like the Intel Management Engine , as well as nonfree boot firmware. This means that users can’t gain full control over their computers, even if they install a free operating system such as Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre .

Hyperbola is working hard to fix these issues and getting closer every day, but for the time being, this is why many current Respects Your Freedom (RYF) offerings are refurbished older devices.

For the future of free computing, we need support architectures that do not come with such malware pre-installed, and the Power9-based Talos II promises to be a great architecture example for workstations and servers environments where Hyperbola is focused since is a fully free long-term support distribution.

Devices like this are the future of computing that Respects Your Freedom and for that reason it’s a high priority for Hyperbola port all packages for the POWER architecture (power64le).

NOTE: POWER porting is focused only for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre .

Software DevelopmentGeneralImplementation RequestVery HighCriticalARM (aarch and armv7h) portingDeferred
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Task Description

The unfortunate reality is that x86 computers come encumbered with built-in low-level backdoors like the Intel Management Engine , as well as nonfree boot firmware. This means that users can’t gain full control over their computers, even if they install a free operating system such as Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre .

Hyperbola is working hard to fix these issues and getting closer every day, but for the time being, this is why many current Respects Your Freedom (RYF) offerings are refurbished older devices.

For the future of free computing, we need support architectures that do not come with such malware pre-installed, and ARM A7/A53 promises to be a great architecture example for low-power computers, laptops and embedded systems.

NOTE: ARM porting is focused only for HyperbolaBSD .

Software DevelopmentGeneralImplementation RequestDeferCriticalRISC-V (riscv64) porting + multilib supportDeferred
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Task Description

The unfortunate reality is that x86 computers come encumbered with built-in low-level backdoors like the Intel Management Engine , as well as nonfree boot firmware. This means that users can’t gain full control over their computers, even if they install a free operating system such as Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre .

Hyperbola is working hard to fix these issues and getting closer every day, but for the time being, this is why many current Respects Your Freedom (RYF) offerings are refurbished older devices.

For the future of free computing, we need support architectures that do not come with such malware pre-installed, and RISC-V promises to be a great architecture example for low-power computers, laptops and embedded systems, also as ARM architecture replacement.

Devices like this are the future of computing that Respects Your Freedom and for that reason it’s a high priority for Hyperbola port all packages for the RISC-V architecture (riscv64) with multilib support.

NOTE: RISC-V porting is focused only for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre .

Software DevelopmentHyperBKImplementation RequestVery HighCriticalDevelop a BSD descendant kernel for HyperbolaBSDIn Progress
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Task Description

Develop HyperBK (Hyper Berkeley Kernel), a BSD descendant kernel with GPL-compatible licenses preserved, non-compatible ones removed, and new code written under GPL-3 for HyperbolaBSD.

TODO:

  • Download OpenBSD kernel source code from OpenBSD siteDONE
  • Download LibertyBSD scripts to deblob and rebrand kernel from their scripts. → DONE
  • Push source to HyperBK’s project. → DONE
  • Rebrand OpenBSD kernel to HyperbolaBSD with LibertyBSD scripts. → DONE
  • Rebrand entire code (functions, variable, pointers, etc) under HyperbolaBSD → DONE
  • Remove files under non GPL-compatible licenses → DONE
  • Import code from another BSD systems under GPL-compatible licenses → IN PROGRESS
  • Write new code under GPL-3 → IN PROGRESS
  • Package HyperBK for HyperbolaBSD.

PATCHING NOTE

When the check concerns kernel, we obviously want to match with HyperbolaBSD.

Example of triplet check:	hyperbolabsd)
Example of uname -s check:	HyperbolaBSD)
Example of uname -r check:	0.1)
Example of C macro check:	defined(__HyperbolaBSD__)
PackagesStableBug ReportMediumCritical[torsocks] which: no getcapRequires Testing
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Task Description

Current torsocks version is broken.
It returns the following error when attempting to torify application :

which: no getcap
PackagesStableFreedom IssueVery LowCritical[elementary-icon-theme] Contains non-FSDG compliant dis...Assigned
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Task Description

About that distro, Elementary OS is semi-libre/free, Ubuntu based, long term support, but does not comply with the GNU Free System Distributibution Guidelines (FSDG). To either rebrand or remove existing non-FSDG compliant distro icon files.

The following affected files are present in this list:

  • /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/16/distributor-logo.svg
  • /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/24/distributor-logo.svg
  • /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/32/distributor-logo.svg
  • /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/48/distributor-logo.svg
  • /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/64/distributor-logo.svg
  • /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/128/distributor-logo.svg
  • /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/symbolic/distributor-logo-symbolic.svg
PackagesStableFreedom IssueVery LowCritical[conky] Some serious issuesAssigned
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Task Description

I’m writing here about the package Conky. It is the useful widget of system monitor into your desktop, but there are some serious issues:

Config variables

  • distribution outputs the string “Arch Linux” instead of “Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre”.
  • eve requires users to use API for non-libre/free video game EVE Online, and should be removed.
  • All Beep Media Player (BMPx) related variables (including bmpx_album, bmpx_artist, bmpx_bitrate, bmpx_title, bmpx_track and bmpx_uri) are obselete and useless, and should be removed because the package BMPx isn’t present on Arch and Hyperbola official repositories but Arch User Repository (AUR).
  • [For Milky Way version 0.4.x only] All PulseAudio related variables (including if_pa_sink_muted, pa_sink_volume, pa_sink_volumebar, pa_sink_description, pa_card_name and pa_card_active_profile) are no longer used, and should be removed due replaced the default audio server with sndio.

Manual

  • Contains non-FDSG compliant distros.
  • Contains vague terminology.
  • Requires users to use API for non-libre/free weather network service(s) (including The Weather Channel).
PackagesStableDrop RequestVery LowCritical[osdbattery] Unmaintained and unsupportableUnconfirmed
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Task Description

osdbattery is (probably) useless and broken so Conky did compete because It is still unmaintained and unsupported over 14 years ago (last released version 1.4 on August 23, 2005), and should be removed per anti-abandonware rule at the packaging guidelines.

Also, the default config file contains non-libre/free Microsoft font Verdana as X11 font format property in font variable.

PackagesStableBug ReportVery LowCritical[smartmontools] update-smart-drivedb fails to updateAssigned
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Task Description

smartmontools 6.5-1.hyperbola1

Error while trying to update smart-drivedb :

anon@test[~] update-smart-drivedb

External Link/usr/bin/update-smart-drivedb: download from branches/RELEASE_6_5_DRIVEDB failed (curl: exit 23) /usr/bin/update-smart-drivedb: download from trunk failed (curl: exit 23)

PackagesStableSecurity IssueVery LowCritical[lts-kernel][sec] filter /dev/mem access & restrict acc...Unconfirmed
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Task Description

These two options could be enabled :

Kernel hacking → [*] Filter access to /dev/mem
[*] Filter I/O access to /dev/mem

Security options → [*] Restrict unprivileged access to the kernel syslog

PackagesStableBug ReportVery LowCritical[gtk-2] Severe problems with GTK2-applicationsUnconfirmed
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Task Description

Description: Since the migration to xenocara there seems to be a bug with applications using GTK-2. From time to time there are crashes with assertion `!xcb_xlib_threads_sequence_lost’.

Looking into this a little bit more deep there are also other distributions affected and this is an upstream-bug. But the concrete situation is not that easy, while it could be also part of the library libX11 itself. Looking therefore here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pcmanfm/+bug/1782984

Affected are for example LXDE in general, icedove, iceweasel and many more!

PackagesStableFreedom IssueVery LowCritical[keybase] Complete removal of toolUnconfirmed
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Task Description

There is only the source code of the client available and since years nothing more happened. With keybase joining “Zoom” nothing more seems to happen. Look also here in the forum: https://forums.hyperbola.info/viewtopic.php?id=368

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