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Re: static linking and LGPL libraries



On 09/04/2009 03:10 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
> On 09/03/2009 09:22 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> On 09/03/2009 02:25 PM, Hans de Goede wrote:
>>> Note that we have the same problem with any package which does static
>>> linking against an lgpl library (such as glibc).
>>
>> This is (one of the big reasons) why we only permit static linking with
>> explicit approval from FESCo.
>>
> 
> Still we do allow it for certain packages and every such package has the
> potential LGPL problem Notting described. I personally think it would
> be a good idea to include root.log inside the srpm of packages, this
> way people can truely use their GPL rights and exactly re-create the
> package by using all the same packages in a chroot as used during the
> original build.

We don't keep every Koji build indefinitely.  We need to garbage-collect
older builds or our storage requirements would grow without bound.
Rebuilding a package using *exactly* the same NVRs present in the
buildroot is not practical, and after a few weeks, generally not possible.


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