Re: Debian violates GPL?
On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 10:30:31PM -0500, Steve Dunham wrote:
> While in the process of getting Debian to work on the UltraSparc and
> update all of the out of date packages, I came across a rather
> alarming problem: there a quite a few binary packages in binary-sparc
> (and binary-*) that don't have source. One example is
> "glibc-pre2.1-2.0.100.orig.tar.gz", which disappeared from potato when
> "glibc-pre2.1-2.0.105.orig.tar.gz" was uploaded (slink has an older
We wouldn't have this problem if sparc would be frozen by
now. Unfortunately that's not the case. Ftpmasters, do you know when
you will find the time to freeze sparc ? (I certainly don't want to
push you -- you are overworked anyway -- but we __really__ need the
> The sparc distribution has 300 packages that are older versions than
> the ones in slink which means that the source and/or diff files are
> missing. This would violate the GPL.
I wanted to wait till the i386 recompilation rush settles down a bit
so we don't have to recompile stuff twice.
> Everything runs fine both with and without the newer egcs, but you
> can't compile and link stuff with the new glibc and the current sparc
> egcs. The sparc egcs is also out of date with respect to i386 slink
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