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ITP: elfutils

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name : elfutils
* Version : 0.120
* Upstream Author : redhat (Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>)
* URL :ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/systemtap/elfutils/
* License : GPL
Description : A collection of utilities and DSOs to handle compiled
Elfutils is a collection of utilities, including ld (a linker),
nm (for listing symbols from object files), size (for listing the
section sizes of an object or archive file), strip (for discarding
symbols), readelf (to see the raw ELF file structures), and elflint
(to check for well-formed ELF files).  Also included are numerous
helper libraries which implement DWARF, ELF, and machine-specific ELF

>From the changelog:
- The license is now GPL for most files.  The libelf, libebl, libdw,and
libdwfl libraries have additional exceptions.  Add reference toOIN.

(This allow to link with any open source license approved by OSI)

It contains other libraries which have something simular in Debian

libelf (with binary package libelfg0) seems to do exactly the same, so
maybe we should look at only providing one of them.  I have no idea why
it has the g in it's name though.

libdw seems to be simular to libdwarf, but differ alot.


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