Alan Cox wrote:
No-one is answering the question. Forget the OpenOffice fixation. The
question is 'How do we know which of Fedora's packages have been altered in
this way?' OpenOffice would be one, but there are others. Totem comes to
mind, and I'd guess that there are lots more. As Les remarked, it could be
indicated in the package name.
rpm -q --changelog
can tell you an awful lot about a package
As for how it would help, we could then decide for ourselves whether we need
to go to the source and build our own packages.
If you are a non-US citizen yes. Otherwise knowing merely makes you
liable for triple damages and other penalties...
How would knowing that the thing named java in fedora isn't really java
make you liable for anything? Or do you think that downloading the real
thing that Sun distributes freely puts you in enough jeopardy to justify
the bizarre contortions you have to do to make it work? The same
applies to the drivers like Nvidia's that the owners would like to have
distributed but it is RH/fedora's choice not to.