[gobolinux-users] Source repositories and other suggestions

Fábio Mierlo geromao at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 21:10:16 UTC 2006


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On 11/24/06, Martin Baldan <martinobal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> On 11/24/06, Jonas Karlsson <jonka750 at student.liu.se> wrote:
> > On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 04:17:42 +0100, Martin O.B. <martinobal at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
>
>
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> > Just recently read an article/discussion about OpenSSL vs GnuTSL
> > (http://curl.hostingzero.com/legal/distro-dilemma.html),
> which made me
> > read some parts of the GPL
> > (http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html) more
> thoroughly and one
> > thing that caught my eye was the end of section 3. Section 3 reads that if
> > one distributes binaries in any form it should always come with the
> > source. The end section says that if one makes the binaries available for
> > download it suffices to make the sources available for download from the
> > same place. Does this mean that we actually have to have a source repo or
> > is it enough to point to where the user can get the code?
>
> In Gobolinux this requirement is especially irrelevant, since it has a
> policy of not touching the sources of each original project, so it's each
> project's managers who do or do not comply with the GPL. Gobo patches and
> recipes are, of course, available in source.
>
>
> >
> > >
> > I guess you're saying that you want a version limit for dependencies so
> > that one doesn't upgrade to far and break apps. This is possible with
> > CheckDependencies, which André already said (but I thought I might clarify
> > :) )
>
>  Well, yes, but I was concerned about dependency descriptions themselves, as
> I told Hisham:
> http://www.wotfun.com/pipermail/gobolinux-users/2006-November/003989.html
> So, CheckDependencies is great, but for it to be really useful, versionless
> dependencies have to be forbidden in Gobolinux.
>
> --Martin
>
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