[Hpr] Raspberry Pi

Brian bknavarette at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 19:35:53 PST 2021


Run Slackware on your pi, be free of system d, apt and coming soon true 
64 bit os

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Brian-in-ohio

(visiting oklahoma)

On 2/7/21 3:04 PM, Kevin O'Brien wrote:
> Thank you, George. I am not a Raspberry Pi user, so I wasn't sure what 
> was going on, but you have clarified it for me. It looks like this is 
> not the end of the world.
>
> Regards,
>
>
> -- 
> Kevin B. O'Brien
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>   “People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should
>   be afraid of their people.” - Alan Moore, /V for Vendetta/
>
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 2:52 PM George De Bruin 
> <sndchaser at cerebralrift.org <mailto:sndchaser at cerebralrift.org>> wrote:
>
>     I think you responded off-list to a message, as I don't see it in
>     my inbox.
>
>     If you are talking about the controversy with the Microsoft Repo
>     being added to people's RPi's: (a) it's definitely not ruined
>     forever, (b) it's easily reversed if you don't want it, and (c) it
>     only affects systems running the official Raspberry Pi OS.
>
>     To summarize the issue: Pi users have been finding that the
>     Microsoft VSCode repository has been silently added to their
>     systems, even if they aren't using VSCode itself. There are no
>     packages from the repository being installed.  The main issue that
>     people have with the repository being added is that Microsoft's
>     GPG keys are added to their system automatically without their
>     consent, and even though they aren't using the repository, the
>     system will ping Microsoft every time you add, remove or update
>     your packages (or check for updates to the packages).
>
>     As I mentioned above, this is pretty easily fixed be removing the
>     repository file from your system, and creating a un-writeble repo
>     file in it's place so it doesn't get re-added.  (Here's a video
>     that talks about the issue, and how to fix it:
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuYPIohzo2Y
>     <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuYPIohzo2Y>). The other option
>     is to use a different distribution (like Manjaro) that doesn't
>     have / won't add the Microsoft repository.  There is a discussion
>     thread about this on the RaspberryPi forums here:
>     https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=302591&hilit=Microsoft
>     <https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=302591&hilit=Microsoft>
>
>     So, IMO, yes there is an issue.  However, it's not the end of the
>     world or the RaspberryPi was we know it.  There are plenty of ways
>     to deal with it.
>
>     George
>
>
>     On 2/7/21 1:19 PM, Jeroen Baten wrote:
>>
>>     I hope my reply to an earlier message clarifies.
>>
>>     Regards, jeroen
>>     Op 7 feb. 2021, om 20:16, honkey Magoo <honkeymagoo01 at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:honkeymagoo01 at gmail.com>> schreef:
>>
>>         Hey Kevin
>>         Can you give us a link to some of these articles, because I
>>         have no idea what your talking about and doing a quick search
>>         didn't result in any information either.
>>
>>         Thanks
>>         Honkeymagoo
>>
>>         On Sun, Feb 7, 2021, 2:09 PM Kevin O'Brien
>>         <zwilnik at zwilnik.com <mailto:zwilnik at zwilnik.com>> wrote:
>>
>>             I've seen some articles and headlines that appear
>>             extreme, but I am not knowledgeable about Raspberry Pis.
>>             Maybe someone out that is and can do a show or two on the
>>             controversy, is Raspberry Pi ruined forever, are
>>             there alternatives worth trying instead?
>>
>>             Regards,
>>
>>
>>             -- 
>>             Kevin B. O'Brien
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>>
>>               “People shouldn't be afraid of their government.
>>               Governments should be afraid of their people.” - Alan
>>               Moore, /V for Vendetta/
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