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Re: pkg_summary(5) and license restrictions

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:59:50PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> : >  NO_BIN_ON_FTP
> : I don't think they should be included in the pkg_summary.
>   Why?

What do they provide you? If you want to get all files from ftp.n.o that
can be burned on DVD, just grep all of them and filter out the
remaining few (if any). The file shouldn't be on ftp.n.o in first place
if it is. For uploads it doesn't help that much as you need to read the
data from anyway and compute the transitive glue too.

> : Actually, those should be attributes of the license and nothing else.
>   Yes, they should be set according to the license.  Are you arguing
> for the removal of these variables?  If so, I strongly object: they
> are a simple anser to a decision distributors of binary pacakges have
> to make (can I include them in the collection).

Well, they should be removed from the Makefile and be put to the
attributes of the corresponding license file. Remember, I was supporting
that move :-) I don't mind keeping them as hints in the package.
I simply don't see the gain from duplicating them in pkg_summary.


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