[arch-dev-public] [signoff] klibc and family (WAS: Re: [signoff] mkinitcpio 0.5.25, cryptsetup 1.0.6-3)

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 10 18:04:53 EDT 2009

Eric Bélanger schrieb:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> I completely forgot, I also need signoffs for all klibc-* packages to be
>> moved to core.
> klibc is missing the license file: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/14775
> I haven't checked the license for the other klibc-*.
> BTW, there are several bugs for these packages
> (http://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?string=klibc&project=1). Are
> these fixed in the testing packages?

As for the "klibc-* doesn't build" issues, I am pissed because instead 
of just reporting them as one reported, the reporter opened a separate 
report for clearly related issues. However, I cannot reproduce any of 
those issues.

About the license, this is a apparently of mix GPL and BSD licensed 
code, there seems to be a license file in some directories and none in 
others. In short: it is unclear what the right license would actually be 
(I don't know who put the license line in the PKGBUILD in the first place).

I am not motivated to fix any of this, because it is a mess and klibc 
and all related packages should disappear soon and be replaced by a 
uclibc+busybox-based setup: Jan already put a first toolchain for uclibc 
in testing, the biggest change is the early userspace scripts. klibc is 
unmaintained (an unpatched version still doesn't build with 2.6.28 or 
newer) and there has been no activity on the project in a long time.

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