[libvirt] build nits

Jim Meyering jim at meyering.net
Tue Nov 25 13:49:54 UTC 2008

Daniel Veillard <veillard at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 01:44:13PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> When running ../configure (note the leading ".."),
>> I saw these diagnostics go by:
>>   cp: cannot stat `COPYING.LIB': No such file or directory
>>   ...
>>   find: `/t/libvirt-0.4.6/tests/domainschemadata': No such file or directory
>> each indicated a small problem.
>> Here are fixes:
>   Fine by me. I still don't understand why configure insists on
> installing a GPL Copyright file by default :-\

It's required by automake, by default.

However, you can tell automake to relax that requirement by using its
"foreign" option, but that has other side-effects, too.  If even the
applications in the libvirt package are covered only by the LGPL (not
recommended; it's better for "Freedom" if they're GPL'd) then using
"foreign" might be even better.

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