[ubuntu-studio-devel] How wide spread is Linux spyware?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jul 13 18:19:42 UTC 2015

On Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:47:17 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:13:23 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>On Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:14:20 -0700 (PDT), Len Ovens wrote:
>>>it is possible to [snip] build with phonehome disabled
>>Thank you Len,
>>but how can it be disabled?

Writing a script that disables and enables phone home using sed and
that is provided by an Ubuntu Studio package might be something to

$ grep ardour ~/.config/ardour4/config /etc/ardour4/config
/home/rocketmouse/.config/ardour4/config:    <Option
value="http://community.ardour.org/pingback/osx/"/> /home/rocketmouse/.config/ardour4/config:
<Option name="linux-pingback-url"
value="http://community.ardour.org/pingback/linux/"/> /home/rocketmouse/.config/ardour4/config:
<Option name="tutorial-manual-url"
value="http://ardour.org/flossmanual"/> /home/rocketmouse/.config/ardour4/config:
<Option name="reference-manual-url"
value="http://manual.ardour.org/"/> /home/rocketmouse/.config/ardour4/config:
<Option name="updates-url"
value="http://ardour.org/whatsnew.html"/> /home/rocketmouse/.config/ardour4/config:
<Option name="donate-url" value="http://ardour.org/donate"/>
grep: /etc/ardour4/config: No such file or directory

I prefer to build Ardour 4 myself with --no-phone-home.

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