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Re: [Greg Troxel] CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk

Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 09:06:11AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> Do we really want to be bumping the pkg_install version every time we
>> add a license to DEFAULT_ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES?  Perhaps so, but I suppose
>> that's not the same as bumping the required version.
> (a) If you have an old version, you can always add it to
> ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES. That is as much work as picking up a newer
> "authoritive" version. It doesn't force a required bump.


> (b) I strongly hope that the list of licenses converges soon to a stable
> set.

I don't think that's going to happen.  But I think that after about 6
months from now the rate of addition and more importantly the number of
packages for which recent additions matter will be low.

> That said, I would also prefer if the licenses themselve would be
> annotated to whether or not they are acceptable, but that's a different
> question.

I suppose there is that - we have a rule that non-Free/Open get -license
suffix,and Free/Open don't, so it could be derived from that.

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