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Bug 287192 - Support for license groups in ebuilds
Summary: Support for license groups in ebuilds
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: PMS/EAPI (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: PMS/EAPI
Depends on:
Blocks: future-eapi
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Reported: 2009-10-01 01:59 UTC by Sebastian Pipping
Modified: 2013-01-03 22:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2009-10-01 01:59:29 UTC
Quoting Zac's summary:
"That seems like a reasonable solution. So, an ebuild can do
something like LICENSE="@GPL-2+" and that will expand to whatever
the definition of the GPL-2+ license group happens to be. When a new
version of GPL license comes out, we simple add it to that group,
and none of the corresponding ebuilds have to be updated."

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Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-08-12 15:14:05 UTC
Alternative solution:
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2013-01-03 13:28:04 UTC
I believe that this is obsolete, per the 20120911 council decision.