What the F*** is #Microsoft doing in my Pi's apt sources list. This is some bitter irony - I use this almost exclusively for #Pihole. I was wondering what all the hype was about recently and now it's clear. Where can I find out more about why this has happened and what, if anything, is being done about it?
@syntax You mean there is some microsoft URL in the /etc/apt/sources.list file? Which distro, is it plain debian or something else?
@eliasr Raspbian has added "packages.microsoft...", mainly for VS Code, I think. The main cause for concern being that 1) They didn't tell anyone this would happen (as far as I know) and 2) Microsoft knows (and collects data about) every time you run `apt update` etc. with that list enabled.
I wonder how much M$ paid them in order to add it
@selea Yeah, that's probably the sad truth: it comes down to money. I really didn't expect this sort of thing to happen, but it just goes to show seemingly the most principled groups out there can drop a bombshell like this.
@syntax @selea Their rationale is they wanted to distribute VS Code specifically and they couldn't distribute it otherwise. VSCodium wouldn't cut it bc some proprietrary Microsoft extensions aren't supported.
Personally I don't care about "what's behind this" bc in and of itself, it's very sloppy maintenance, terrible response to community, and really, TIMTOWDI. I'd be pretty pissed even if this was some GNU repo. It's bad to sneakily add third party binary package repos regardless of source.
@Stellar I'm sure I'll do the same once I can fix my SD filesystem/storage corruption issue.
@Stellar Yep, I use my Pi 24/7, albeit for nothing too heavy. Nevertheless, something is clearly not right with it. I'm going to have to look into mounting filesystem onto SSD or m.2 as a safer, more reliable method. I have a spare m.2 but no adapter, so looks like for now I'll need to try the SSD via USB method.
wtf... have to check mine as soon as I'm back home 😱
@syntax I haven't found it in my raspbian btw. Don't remember with this one, but usually I start with a debootstrap, to get a nice, clean system.