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Re: python-pip is broken after updates

From: znavko
Subject: Re: python-pip is broken after updates
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 15:46:33 +0000

Yes, thank you for packaging protonvpn!

In Russia is blocked I did not know why, but
after I've discovered protonvpn I understood why.
The same is for tutanota mail. 
We do have so ugly rulers that break our freedom 
for saving their criminal authority just for trading of nature resources.

An advice about using protonvpn is not safe.
If the software is opensource programmers can check if it is safe or not.
So, I cannot concsent you right now.

May 25, 2020 6:21 AM, "Efraim Flashner" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 01:34:18AM +0300, Dmitry Alexandrov wrote:
>> address@hidden wrote:
>> I am using free vpn by protonvpn on GuixOS. protonvpn installs own client 
>> written on python3
>> requiring pip3. It works fine after installation under root.
>> Could you … make some advices?
>> Guix aside, I definitely could advise you to stop using obscure ad-hoc 
>> software, that has to be run
>> with superuser rights, when itʼs not necessary. And in your case itʼs not.
> This is certainly not useful advice. It's not up to you to determine
> which software is appropriate and acceptable for another user to run.
> To the original question, when installing python software using
> upstream's methods, it will embed a reference to the path of pip/python
> used. Using Guix, unless you register that version as a GC root, it will
> eventually be garbage collected and you'll have to re-install.
> On a different note however, yesterday a new package was added to guix,
> protonvpn-cli, which I'm guessing is the python program you're using. I
> suggest updating your Guix installation and trying it out to see if it
> works as expected.
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