Re: Libranet to Sarge
On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 04:24:46PM +0800, Robert Storey wrote:
> On Thu, 06 Mar 2003 17:35:56 -0500
> Keith Winston <email@example.com> wrote:
> > By the way, is there some reason Debian can't adopt the Libranet
> > installer and tweak it for the Debain defaults intead of the Libranet
> > defaults? The installer is very nice.
> Libranet is a commercial distro (and a very good one too - it's what I
> use). Anyway, the installer and configuration utilities are the property
> of the owners, so Debian can't simply adopt it without permission. The
> free version 2.0 that you downloaded is free because the Libranet owners
> have generously chosen to make it so (presumably, to encourage you to
> eventually purchase the newer version 2.7, or the upcoming 2.8).
> However, just because 2.0 is available free doesn't mean that it was
> released under the GPL, as Debian is.
Debian isn't released under the GPL. Bits of it are, certainly.
> You can, of course, continue to upgrade your Libranet installation with
> apt-get. I'm not real sure what happens when you mix and match programs
> from gcc 2.95 with binaries that were compiled under gcc 3.2. Maybe
> someone else more technically astute can answer that.
With programs written in C it's fine, but it won't work with C++.
However, as long as you're only dealing with packages then the
transition plan we're using at the moment should still be effective.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]