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Re: GPL issues (Re: sources for Knoppix 4.02)

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 11:08:26PM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 09:31:05AM +0200, Klaus Knopper wrote:
> > What about this:
> > knopper@Koffer:~$ dpkg -s e2fsprogs
> > Package: e2fsprogs
> > Essential: yes
> > Status: install ok installed
> > Priority: required
> > Section: base
> > Installed-Size: 1456
> > Maintainer: Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
> > Architecture: i386
> > Version: 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1
> > knopper@Koffer:~$ apt-get source e2fsprogs=1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1
> > Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
> > Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut... Fertig
> > E: Kann Quellpaket für e2fsprogs nicht finden
> > Awful, isn't it?
> This looks like one of these happens:
>  - Your deb and deb-src lines in /etc/apt/sources.list point to
>    different suites (e.g. one at testing and one at unstable).
>  - You were into the time window where a new source has been uploaded
>    to unstable, but binaries for your architecture haven't been
>    uploaded to unstable yet.
> > And there is NO hint about the real name of the source archive. You
> > really have to GUESS from the versions that the snapshot mirror
> > provides.
> I don't understand why you say that, or your example is badly chosen
> (doesn't make your point). The source package is called e2fsprogs, and
> it is version 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1 of it you want. The files are
> named:
>  e2fsprogs_1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1.dsc
>  e2fsprogs_1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31.orig.tar.gz
>  e2fsprogs_1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1.diff.gz
> Please state your problem more clearly and with more details.

apt-get source e2fsprogs=1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.31-1 fails.
As said above.

I'm using

deb-src http://snapshot.debian.net/archive pool e2fsprogs

in /etc/apt/sources.list. Which I believe is the correct mirror for
snapshots of debian packages.

It's not _my_ problem, but the problem of everyone who tries to fetch
sources for GPL'ed Debian binaries and canÄt find them under their
matching version numbers.

But I'm not complaining. I just solved that problem by some searching on
google. The files you mentioned above, simply didn't exist in the
otherwise much complete Debian snapshot system, or, apt-get didn't find
them, for any reason. Maybe the "+" was confused for an ignored "+b1"
extension. Whatever.

No action required on your part.

-Klaus Knopper

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