[tor-bugs] #12388 [Metrics/Ooni]: Debian geoip-database-contrib dependency

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#12388: Debian geoip-database-contrib dependency
 Reporter:  cypherpunks   |          Owner:  hellais
     Type:  enhancement   |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Low           |      Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Ooni  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal        |     Resolution:
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Comment (by irl):

 Replying to [comment:10 hellais]:
 > I think given the fact that ooniresources downloads the GeoIP databases
 (together with the testing lists) and is a requirement to running
 oonideckgen, perhaps the ideal way forward is to run ooniresources when
 installing the package and remote all geoip related dependencies.

 We do run ooniresources in the postinst script. During the build of the
 package we use the geoip library from Debian main though, which also means
 our tests run without the non-free geoip database.

 > What was the resolution for this?

 The resolution of the Debian bug was that he was working on patches but
 there were still license issues, so it wasn't really fixed, just the bug
 was marked as done.

 I'm not convinced this bug is immediately resolvable, but I understand it
 now which is good. We should continue to hope that one day a free ASN
 database can be found.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/12388#comment:11>
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