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Re: shc -- #335278 broken packaging -- non-DD NMU prepared

On Tuesday 27 June 2006 21:32, Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> Hi!
> * George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> [060620 11:43]:
> > 	The bug #335278 is relatively easy, but has been neglected for quite
> > long time. I sent a patch to bts and contacted maintainer, but got no
> > feedback after being waiting for a reasonable timeframe. Thus, I prepared
> > a non-DD NMU:
> Im often to sponsor this NMU; squashing some rc bugs is always a good
> idea ;)
> But if I see it correclty, your patch doesn't deal with the following
> points mentioned in franks original bug report:
> >  1.2 debian/copyright: "This package has many utilities that are GPL
> >      or close to GPL code." "close to GPL"???
> >      "The original source code was published on the Net by a group of
> >      cypherpunks. I picked up a modified version from the news."
> >      Quite a license...

Unfortunately this is out of my control. I've sent two emails to the upstream 
(as well as CC'ed maintainer) asking for these legal issues to be clarified 
somehow in a reasonable way, but no any feedback as of yet... for more than 
month or so. 

> >  1.3 You claim that the copyright holder is Craig Small, but that's not
> >      true, it's Francisco Rosales and "a group of cypherpunks"

I've missed that easy one. Fixed in 3.7-2.2 you can grab from:

Well, it is always better to have a package version with less bugs than the 
previous version, but in case 1.2 is a showstopper I'll tend to agree with 
the package removal.

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