Subject: binary packages and LICENSE documentation
To: None <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/01/1999 04:40:28
When creating pkgsrc Makefile skeletons, should I be including
whatever COPYRIGHT and LICENSE files I find in pkg/PLIST?  They seem
to be necessary if we make binary packages publicly available on, but are unnecessary if users compile everything from
source and never use binary packages.  Or am I misunderstanding the
terms of the more common licenses?

My thanks for any clarifications on this matter.

     -- Johnny C. Lam <>
        Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University