GPL-2-only packages using GPL-3+ readline
There are some packages with GPL-2-only licensed binaries that link with
GPL-3+ licensed libreadline.so.8. I do not know Debian-legal's current
interpretation on that matter. The FSF is on the position that a
derivative work of a GPL-3 work cannot be GPL-2-only licensed:
The packages in question are the following:
atari800 (see #977654)
All packages compile with replacing build-dependency libreadline-dev
with the orphaned libreadline-gplv2-dev. The second group can also
build-depend on libeditreadline-dev instead, which links with libedit.
Both replacements would heal the license issue.
Thanks for your comments,