Re: RFS: gnome-color-chooser
> Holger Levsen wrote:
>> ./po/Makefile.in.in also looks problematic:
>> # Makefile for program source directory in GNU NLS utilities package.
>> # Copyright (C) 1995, 1996, 1997 by Ulrich Drepper <email@example.com>
>> # This file file be copied and used freely without restrictions. It can
>> # be used in projects which are not available under the GNU Public License
>> # but which still want to provide support for the GNU gettext functionality.
>> # Please note that the actual code is *not* freely available.
>> 1. I guess this should read s/This file file/This file can/ - but guessing is
>> not approriate for legalize.
>> 2. It doesn't allow modifications -> not suited for Debian main.
> It's the same automatically generated file as used by any other
> gettextized software i know (like, again, nautilus and serpentine.. or
> other GNOME projects), including the license.. and including the "file
> file" bug. Are you sure that this is really not suited for Debian main? :(
This is indeed a wide-spread problem. The maintainer of the debian
package of intltool (jordi) has already been notified and a bug against
GNOME's intltool has been filed (
As I'm not allowed to change the license on my own and due to the fact
that (almost?) all internationalized GNOME projects and many more are
shipping with this file - also the corresponding debian packages - , i
guess, this bug shouldn't prevent this package from being uploaded.
I don't know if a lintian rule would be good to tell all packagers to
fix the license (once a fixed version is available) or if it's enough to
just wait for fixed GNOME projects.
Any other comments on this package or is it ready now?
P.S.: The mentioned gpl utility is NOT by the FSF but belongs to the
autotools package, sorry (see
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~iam/docs/tutorial.html , section "Invoking
the `gpl' utility" for more information).