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Re: Gitorious; check-all-the-things (was: Re: Misc Developer News (#38))

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 6:25 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Paul Wise (2015-03-10 10:50:08)
>> On Tue, 2015-03-10 at 08:53 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
>>> I'm missing license-reconcile here which checks licensecheck's output
>>> against debian/copyright (and seems to can do some more stuff).
>> There is licensecheck2dep5 in cdbs but I doubt that is a viable path
>> to fully automatic comparison between source files and
>> debian/copyright. Indeed I'm not sure such a thing is feasible since
>> the source can be incorrect and debian/copyright could contain
>> licensing emails.
> I welcome ideas for improvements of licensecheck2dep5!
> Yes, it currently is shipped with CDBS but makes sense to separate (I
> did start some time ago to move it into devscripts, but was turned off
> by the requirement of testsuite in that project).
> license-reconcile began, I believe, as a fork of licensecheck2dep5..  I
> have not yet figured out how to actually use license-reconcile - it may
> be far superior on all fronts, you'll have to consult its author about
> that.

Wow, I completely didn't think license-reconcile existed, sorry!
Will add it to the c-a-a-t TODO list soon.



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