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Re: Legal problems of unbuildable testing (Was: ... towards Debian 3.1)



On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 11:08:16PM +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> And as I think I already mentionned several times, if we ship binaries
> for a GPL'd, which cannot be rebuilt from the sources we ship, then
> we're in violation of the GPL, since the binary obviously don't match
> the sources.

If we ship a new compiler that does optimisations slightly differently
to the previous one, the binaries we built previously won't match the
new compiler either. This isn't a reasonable argument, and wasting time
worrying about it doesn't benefit our users even slightly.

Cheers,
aj

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