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Re: Why there is no OSS and non-OSS notice in pkgsrc packages?
On Fri, 4 Jan 2008, Cem Kayali wrote:
> OK, i need to update my original question then. I want to know, "which
> pkgsrc software is in binary-format only, and which of them can be compiled
> from source".
One example is opera. It doesn't tell you it is binary format only, but
maybe this helps you:
$ cd pkgsrc/www/opera
$ make install
=> Bootstrap dependency digest>=20010302: found digest-20070803
=> Bootstrap dependency checkperms>=1.1: found checkperms-1.10
ERROR: This package has set PKG_FAIL_REASON:
ERROR: opera-9.25 has an unacceptable license: opera-850-license.
ERROR: To view the license, enter "/usr/bin/make show-license".
ERROR: To indicate acceptance, add this line to /etc/mk.conf:
*** Error code 1
make: stopped in /usr/pkgsrc/www/opera
$ make show-license
Other examples are:
It would be good to assume that everything that installs without custom
ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES is open source.
As for "binary only", I don't know if we have anything to flag that.
But for "binary only" that does have licensing restrictions, we do flag --
as seen in examples above.
We could do an audit of all "binary only" packages to make sure the
LICENSE is correct if needed.
Another "binary only" package is misc/latin-words-bin. But from
quickly reviewing website I don't see any restrictions. I also found the
source download at http://users.erols.com/whitaker/wordsdev.htm (which I
don't think we have any package for) but I don't know license for it.
And another binary package is lang/mit-scheme-bin -- binary direct from
GNU/FSF project -- and the source is available. (I don't think we have
this package that is from source.)
Some to check:
net/overnet (homepage says "The eDonkey2000 Network is no longer
sysutils/wpi-firmware (homepage has details)
There are many others to check too.
It is a little time consuming to know what is a binary -- so maybe they
all should be flagged.
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