[Fedora-packaging] Duplicate files

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 03:55:43 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 03:46:02PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 11:10:34AM -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> > However, some packagers absolutely insist on duplicating license files
> > (say, once in the main package, and again in the -devel package) and
> > this issue keeps coming up.
> And it'll keep coming up in future too.
> We are distributing binary packages which you can download
> independently from
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/i386/os/Packages/
> using just a web browser or 'wget'.  Web browsers and wget don't
> understand RPM dependencies, and RPM files can be unpacked by a
> variety of software, not just the rpm program.
> Some of those binary packages have the license stripped from
> them.  The GPLv2 clearly says you should not do this:
>   1. [...] and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this
>   License along with the Program.
So if legal says that it's okay to rely on rpm dependencies to do this for
us, you'd still insist on doing your own thing?

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