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Re: Debian violates GPL?

On Sun, Dec 20, 1998 at 11:47:45PM -0500, Steve Dunham wrote:
> Christian Meder <meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de> writes:
> > On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 10:30:31PM -0500, Steve Dunham wrote:
> > > 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.
> Good idea.  How do you want to handle libjpeg?  Currently we have
> libjpeg6a, if libjpeg62-dev is installed, then any program that is
> subsequently linked against libtiff will be broken.  If libtiff is
> also updated, then everything linked against the old libtiff will be
> broken.
> One option is to keep the same libjpeg.  This will put off the problem
> until later - after the freeze. (We will eventually want to switch to
> libjpeg6b, and this will probably happen before the soname of libtiff
> changes.)
> The other option is to update libjpeg and libtiff and then recompile
> everything that depends on them.

Just to clarify: 
either we use libjpegg-dev and libjpegg6a exclusively or
we do the same with libjpeg62, right ?

If that's right I think we rather use libjpegg-dev because there's no 
libjpeg62 in the archive right now and we don't want recompiling the stable 
stuff right now. We'd do the switch in unstable after the freeze.

> I've uploaded wmaker (which was very out of date), xpdf (which was
> missing), and amaya (which was missing) to incoming.  (In addition to
> the packages that I mentioned yesterday.)

You forgot to compile the libc5 compat packages for gpm and xpm. Could you
please recompile them ?


Christian Meder, email: meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de
What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows, 
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
                      (Henry David Thoreau)

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