[arch-dev-public] Fixing licenses / sources

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 02:36:18 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 4:49 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Phil Dillon-Thiselton
>> <dibblethewrecker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2009/3/12 Phil Dillon-Thiselton <dibblethewrecker at gmail.com>:
>>>> 2009/3/6 Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>:
>>>>> checklist : http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Snowman/License_Rebuild_Checklist
>>>>> I believe I haven't forgotten anything. Some of these are trivial,
>>>>> some might need more detailed explanation...
>>>> Sorry, I have only just seen this.  Are we still doing it in a
>>>> co-ordinated fashion or has everyone just got in with it and I have
>>>> missed the boat?
>>> If this hasn't been started already then let's just go for it.  I'm
>>> desperate to get into something!
>> It hasn't been started yet. I am waiting for Aaron to push live the
>> latest git changes.  They'll fix the sourceball.{skip, force}
>> grepping. They'll also make the failed.txt and errors.txt useful for
>> creating a list of packages to fix. I'll use another way to make a
>> list.
> Pushed live and tagged!


I've made a list of packages with missing licenses.  I still found the
errors.txt too cluttered (list packages with non-(L)GPL license and
for both arches) so I just used the abs tree on x86_64.  Some
i686-only packages might be missing but I'll add them later as there's
plenty to do for now.  The list :

Just add your name beside the packages you plan to do. Better take a
dozen or so at a time.  Once they're done, remove them from the list.
If they cause problems (soname bump, doesn't build/work, etc), skip
them and replace your name with a note explaning the problem. You can
try to find a patch or a fix but don't spend too much time on that.
Better focus on the easy ones for now. We'll deal with the problematic
ones later.


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