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Re: Is GPL source for binary cd1 all on source cd1?

On Nov 01, Blars Blarson wrote:
> In article <[🔎] 20021101165858.GA6151@home.ouaza.com> hertzog@debian.org writes:
> >> On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 12:09:59AM -0800, Blars Blarson wrote:
> >> > Is all the source for the GPL software on the Official woody
> >> > 3.0r1_nonUS x86 cd contained on the first source CD, or am I going to
> >> > have to download the entire source set if I give away the binary CDs?
> >If you don't want to give away a full set of CD then you have to
> >regenerate your own shrinked CD set to be sure that the match
> >between binary packages and source packages is ok.
> Or, in the case of giving away several copies of binary CD1, with the
> required offer of GPL source, I have to generate and keep the entire
> source set for three years.  (Doing so is less labor than figuraing
> out exactly what sources I need.)  Anyone giving the CD to a freind
> has the same obligation.
> Oh well, I had hoped not to have to tie up my DSL line for that long.

I believe you would only need to give away source CDs 1 and 2, at
least for woody, as the code that creates the CD images puts the
source packages in the same order they are added to the binary CDs.
You may want to verify this manually, though.  (I know this is the
case for the CDs I make, but I use a different script to create the

Alternatively, you could give away the LordSutch.com mini-ISO image;
the complete source will burn on a single CD.  However, it's not a
very complete installation (no X, for example).

Chris Lawrence <cnlawren@phy.olemiss.edu> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

Computer Systems Manager, Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Mississippi
125B Lewis Hall - 662-915-5765

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