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Re: pkg/42991 (p7zip - Makefile (licenses) broken)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42991; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: pkg/42991 (p7zip - Makefile (licenses) broken)
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 19:36:52 +0100

 On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 06:27:06PM +0000, wrote:
 > I think I understand:
 > it should not be saying
 > ERROR: You can mark the license ``license'' as acceptable by adding
 > because that's nonsense.
 What else? Should it second guess what the best for the user is?
 Do you want to implement a SAT resolver? 
 > Relatedly, make show-license doesn't work for expressions on licenses,
 > either - it says e.g.
 >   Generic gnu-gpl-v3 OR modified-bsd information not available
 > for "LICENSE=gnu-gpl-v3 OR modified-bsd
 > ".
 If you want to fix it, drop () AND OR, sort, unify and loop over the

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