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Re: Serious problem with geoip - databases could not be build from source

Patrick Matthäi <pmatthaei@debian.org> wrote:
> GeoIP is a quite usefull library for geolocation.
> It has got a stable ABI/API and upstream is normaly very helpfull with
> patches and issues.
> Currently I see only three options:
> 1) upstream decides to open his build system
> 2) we move it to contrib with all consequences
> 3) we leave it as it is

4) we deduce the build system by looking at the CSVs and how the
library uses the binary dat files, then junk the upstream-built
dat files.  I've no idea if this is feasible, but it's another

It seems a shame if an upstream wants a library removed from the
debian operating system and uses data files to achieve that, but
shouldn't we respect that for now?

Hope that helps,
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