Subject: Re: [RFC] Where to put license files?
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/29/2005 10:36:18
"Johnny C. Lam" <> writes:

> Nobody said anything about license summaries here -- don't put words
> into my mouth.

Sorry - I was imagining things.

> I want a file that lists all of the available license
> options so that we don't have to trawl pkgsrc for it, perhaps of the
> format:
> 	licenese-name	cat/pkg1 cat/pkg2 cat/pkg3
> Where cat/pkgN are the package directories of packages that use
> license-name.  These are script-parseable for the benefit of pkgsrc
> infrastructure.

We could have a script that generates such an index file, and then
choose whether or not it should be checked in.  While I can certainly
see the aesthetic/orderliness point in having such an index, do you
have a proposed use for it?  It could be useful to avoid duplicating
licenses, but that relies on actual license->name mapping.

        Greg Troxel <>