Bug#219595: libffi2: Licensing problems
Etienne Gagnon writes:
> Matthias Klose wrote:
> > why do you think it's derivative work? It's IMO clear, that libffi
> > comes with it's own license (fastjar as well). sure you can build
> > libffi without building gcc:
> > cd libffi; ./configure; make
> > I don't see any RC bug here.
> It's not as simple, unfortunately.
> The following does not work:
> $ apt-get source libffi2
> $ cd gcc-3.3-3.3.2ds4/
> $ tar -xjvf gcc-3.3.2.tar.bz2 gcc-3.3.2/libffi
> $ cd gcc-3.3.2/libffi/
> $ ./configure
> creating cache ./config.cache
> checking for Cygwin environment... no
> checking for mingw32 environment... no
> configure: error: can not find install-sh or install.sh in ../.. ./../..
> So, there are build dependencies on code outside of gcc-3.3.2/libffi/.
> The libffi license only applies to files within this directory, if am
> not mistaken.
install-sh does have the following license. if libffi does need any
other files, please check the files for the license.
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