Re: Debian violates GPL?
On Sun, Dec 20, 1998 at 11:47:45PM -0500, Steve Dunham wrote:
> Christian Meder <email@example.com> 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
> 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
> 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 I've uploaded wmaker (which was very out of date), xpdf (which was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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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