Raspberry Pi OS has turned into spyware for M$:
And yes, they add M$'s repository key to APT's trusted database and add their repo to APT's repo list.
Or informing you via a NEWS file.
So now every time you do "apt[itude] update", M$ will know about it.
This is soo freaking bad.
You'd think that over the years they'd learn a bit on how #Debian works. But I guess not.
rpdom: "Repos should not be added to a system without permissions from the owner/administrator." 👌
jamesh (#RPF): "where do you draw the line on stuff changed during an install or upgrade." ... "Do you say 'No changes to configs at all' which basically makes updates not work?" 🤦♂️
Declare as conf file and use debconf.
If only Debian would've ever had to deal with system upgrades with possibly accompanying configuration file modifications.
Or Eben Upton on
"Sorry: I can't understand why you think this was a controversial thing to do. We do things of this sort all the time without putting out a blog post about how to opt out."
Wow. Just wow.
Ever heard of Embrace, Extend and Extinguish?
Only to push a certain editor which they want to use by default for #RPi Pico.
@FreePietje The posts by "gsh" (Raspberry Pi Engineer & Forum Moderator) are also telling:
"So there's nothing wrong here, as other's say, it's just the repo, you don't have to install anything from it and we won't have a dependency on anything from Microsoft in the Debian / Raspbian or Raspberry Pi repositories"
That's complete horseshit. What if MS decides to host a "openssh-server" package in their repo with whitelisted MS keys? You know, to make life easier for their support employees.
I'm not going to excuse the way that they did it or their dismissive and belittling response to valid criticism.
I also stand by my point that they should have known and done better. Asking permission to add a 'random' repo is one of them.
I will not assume malice though.
I 'know' some more/longer then I can tell.
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