> How is this any different to pip or easy_install?
As far as I know, it's not different from these, because all of those
three have external default repositories. Perhaps we have to seek help
from other free/libre system distribution projects since these patches
might be useful to all these projects.
The issue is also seen with npm. Note that I don't know if Trisquel's pip,
easy_install or npm have these issues, I only mentioned that they have
these issues by default because I already experienced this in other
distros a long time ago.