[arch-dev-public] Fixing licenses / sources

Phil Dillon-Thiselton dibblethewrecker at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 02:43:06 EST 2009

I can help fix em if i am not treading on toes? Just a case of
updating the pkgbuild or re-build too?

On 26/02/2009, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Am Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2009 20:20:01 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
>>>>> Additionally, please check
>>>>> ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/sources/failed.txt
>>>> Are you sure about this list? I have checked some of my packages listed
>>>> there
>>>> and except of openssl all work.
>>> Well, the error output is a LITTLE bit goofy - it includes failures
>>> for licenses, I think.
>>> Right now, we only maintain sources for packages with licenses in
>>> LGPL, LGPL2, GPL, GPL2. If the package doesn't have one of those, it's
>>> reported as a failure. I've pushed a fix for this so that license
>>> errors are still output, but the run is counted as success.
>> Well, for now, at least the packages in /var/log/sourceballs should be
>> fixed (in some cases they're just out-of-date).  These are the real
>> failiures.  The rest is missing/invalid license and licenses for which
>> we don't create sourceballs.  And I would like to know who's willing
>> to help out fixing packages with missing licenses to make sure there's
>> no duplication of work. That's the 2 important things to do  at
>> present.
>> BTW, I noticed that errors.txt  doesn't print the name of the package
>> which generated the error. So it's practically useless for now.  Once
>> that'll be fixed, we'll know which packages have a missing/invalid
>> license.
> Also, failed.txt should only list the packages that have a
> corresponding failed log in /var/log/sourceballs. Packages with a
> non-GPL license shouldn't appear in it; these should appear in
> errors.txt only.

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