[arch-dev-public] GPL Compliance: A beginning

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Thu Aug 14 16:14:33 EDT 2008

On Mon, 2 Jun 2008, Travis Willard wrote:

> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 1:23 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Roman Kyrylych
>>>> <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 2008/5/22 Thayer Williams <thayer at archlinux.org>:
>>>>>> On 5/21/08, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>  However, now that you mentioned swt, it brings up a good point. We
>>>>>>>  can't do this for things like flashplugin just yet. So, should I
>>>>>>>  create some sort of list of packages to NEVER generate sources for?
>>>>>> I think it would be a good idea to implement a blacklist. A lot of
>>>>>> factors may warrant its use (size, license, version, etc.)
>>>>> Hmm, I can only think about packages that we have
>>>>> a special permission to redistribute for:
>>>>> virtualbox-additions in Community and (I may be totally wrong here)
>>>>> flashplayer in Extra), don't know about others.
>>>>> (BTW both packages' "source" and binary are almost the same)
>>>>> What I don't know if redistribution from out site covers our mirrors too.
>>>> Ok, so this ran for all repos. I blacklisted a few known bad ones
>>>> (bash and readline, the mirror used for the source is borked), and the
>>>> following huge list of packages failed:
>>>> http://dev.archlinux.org/~aaron/sources/failed.pkgs
>>>> Take a second and scan these please - if you can, please correct the source.
>>>> As Eric pointed out elsewhere, we can merge source change from trunk
>>>> with archrelease, without the need to re-release the package (this
>>>> will fix abs too)
>>> Keep in mind there's probably dupes, as it runs for both x86_64 and
>>> i686 (and checks for an existing source for the correct version). Let
>>> me try to clean those up real quick
>> Sorted. 431 packages:
>> http://dev.archlinux.org/~aaron/sources/failed.pkgs
> Hm - that's cool and all, but I'm finding it hard to grep.  Want me to
> make a todo list?

Aaron: Could you rerun your script to update the sources and the 
failed.pkgs file?

I'll try to fix them on my free time. I'll merge the change with 
archrelease if Ronald didn't added a license to their trunk yet.

It would be easier for me if I could run the script myself (where is it? 
do i have enough privs to run it?) so I could keep failed.pkgs up-to-date.

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