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Package Request: ghidra
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Name of the software: Ghidra
Project/product Homepage: https://ghidra-sre.org/
Why we should include this into the repository, i.e. what does it do that the alternatives do not? : It is the only major, open source, reverse enginering tool/decompiler for many platforms, that competes with IDA Pro.
Is it open source? Yes, Apache 2.0
If it is open source, please provide a link to the most up to date, versioned source tarball/zipfile. master.zip links will not be accepted.: https://github.com/NationalSecurityAgency/ghidra/releases/tag/Ghidra_9.0.2_build
If there are no upstream releases but the inclusion policy is otherwise met, please provide a link to the source repository (i.e. GitHub) https://github.com/NationalSecurityAgency/ghidra
retiform created this task.Apr 12 2019, 1:53 AM
DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Apr 12 2019, 2:16 AM
DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

They seem to delete tags which hurts us for rebuilds and I really have no interest in supplying NSA software to our users.

They seem to delete tags which hurts us for rebuilds and I really have no interest in supplying NSA software to our users.

@DataDrake Why do you have no interest in NSA software? They made SELinux of all things.

Just to add my 2 cents: Ghidra is not the only one major FOSS RE tool, there is also powerful radare2, which we recently got in the repo. You can try it if you want to do RE.

@DataDrake to be fair me neither and I wouldn't install it on my system, but some users might want it anyway, and its source code is online, it has been reviewed by a lot of people... I don't think personal beliefs have anything to do here

If it's a technical problem, then it's okay to not include it but what the core team thinks about the creator of a soft shouldn't impact its inclusion (IMHO)

They seem to delete tags which hurts us for rebuilds and I really have no interest in supplying NSA software to our users.

@DataDrake Why do you have no interest in NSA software? They made SELinux of all things.

We don't use SELinux either.

@DataDrake to be fair me neither and I wouldn't install it on my system, but some users might want it anyway, and its source code is online, it has been reviewed by a lot of people... I don't think personal beliefs have anything to do here

If it's a technical problem, then it's okay to not include it but what the core team thinks about the creator of a soft shouldn't impact its inclusion (IMHO)

This is a curated distro. What the Core Team thinks is precisely what determines eligibility for inclusion.