pax being DFSG
>On Sat, Nov 8 1997 4:32 +0100 Richard Braakman writes:
>> David Frey <email@example.com>:
>I've already filed a bug report on ftp.debian.org that pax is not
>DFSG-compliant and should be removed.
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>This means that I'm not allowed to *change* the source code. I've already
>got a bug report that pax dumps core when fed with a .tar.gz file...
>pax currently compiles on a hamm (although you get warnings even without
>so I could recompile and upload it into contrib if this is really wanted.
Personally I think you misunderstood it. It seems very BSD like to me.
Also, considering that PAX is needed according to posix, and the MLS-CMW
machines we used at work, had spax (a secure version of pax, which knows
about security labels, is an obviously modified version of pax) I think it's
allowed. But then again this is all conjecture. :)
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