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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 00:50:07 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Eric Belanger
<belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> 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.

It's not complete yet, which is why I run it in my homedir for now.
Eventually, I will move it so the source goes to /home/ftp and it will
be on a cron job.

I will update this list when I get a chance, because a few have been
fixed, I'm sure

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