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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 16 08:49:17 EDT 2009

Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 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.

Well, they are working so I will signoff i686.


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