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Re: ghostscript & agpl
On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 08:25:18PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 08:49:44AM +1300, David Sainty wrote:
> > > Whilst not necessarily a vote, I will say that unless you're a user
> > > that's tracking the reason for decisions in Pkgsrc, having a default
> > > "ghostscript" and then another "ghostscript-xxx" can be confusing,
> > > because it's not clear which one you want - does one have extra
> > > features? Is one deprecated?
> > That's a good point.
> It is a good point, but I think a sane default is that the unqualified
> name aims to be what upstream considers the canonical version. In the
> case of ghostscript, upstream's view is clearly "ghostscript is AGPL,
> what's the problem, stop whining". We're talking about having an extra
> package for people that don't like that.
At this point there is no package with the unqualified name. I don't
entirely like it either, but with one thing and the other I think it's
the least bad alternative.
> Also, I believe that we should explain in DESCR what the different is
> between packages with similar names. Having the exact same DESCR is not
David A. Holland
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