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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk

* On 2013-08-17 at 11:58 BST, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:42:52PM +0100, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> > As for licensing issues, you'd have to work pretty hard to avoid any GPL
> > software from pkgsrc, and for such a special case there is always the
> > ability to set your own choice via READLINE_DEFAULT.
> The problem here is not GPL software in general, but that readline is a
> GPL *library*. That makes all license compatibility issues a lot more
> problematic, consider linking OpenSSL and readline into the same binary
> for one example.

That's all fine and good, but my main point here is that the default
was changed yet nobody seems interested in fixing the fallout.  If you
are going to make changes which affect a significant percentage of
packages, you need to follow up and ensure you don't screw people

When READLINE_DEFAULT=editline doesn't break so many packages, I'd be
more than happy to have a tech-pkg@ discussion about whether it should
be made the default, and would be happy to provide bulk build reports
to show any fallout.

And let's be clear again, this setting only affects systems where
there is no builtin libedit.  Given that most developers use NetBSD or
OSX, this is probably why there was no interest in fixing this.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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