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Bug 440938 - app-text/psutils-1.17-r1 installs files with unknown copyright and license
Summary: app-text/psutils-1.17-r1 installs files with unknown copyright and license
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: TeX project
Depends on:
Blocks: as-is-license
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Reported: 2012-11-02 12:39 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2012-12-12 08:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

Proposed changes to ebuild (psutils-1.17-r2.ebuild.diff,1.08 KB, patch)
2012-11-18 21:43 UTC, Ulrich Müller
Details | Diff
files/psutils-1.17-no-fixmacps.patch (psutils-1.17-no-fixmacps.patch,1.15 KB, patch)
2012-11-18 21:43 UTC, Ulrich Müller
Details | Diff
licenses/psutils (psutils,2.22 KB, text/plain)
2012-11-18 21:45 UTC, Ulrich Müller
licenses/psutils (psutils,1.96 KB, text/plain)
2012-11-18 21:50 UTC, Ulrich Müller

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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-11-02 12:39:56 UTC
psutils installs files and in /usr/share/psutils/.
The LICENSE file in the tarball says:

   The included files, and (and their uuencoded forms)
   are (to the best of my knowledge) copyright Apple Computer, Inc.

It is not clear if we're even allowed to distribute these files, and other distros have chosen to remove them:
gNewSense: <>
Debian: <>

To be on the safe side, and because our SRC_URI is dead anyway, I suggest to switch to the Debian tarball:

Related to this, the LICENSE in ebuilds (currently "as-is") should be updated. There seems to be no close enough match, so we'll need to create a new "psutils" license file.
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-11-18 21:43:01 UTC
Created attachment 329908 [details, diff]
Proposed changes to ebuild
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-11-18 21:43:52 UTC
Created attachment 329910 [details, diff]
Comment 3 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-11-18 21:45:53 UTC
Created attachment 329912 [details]

License file. Looks like a Free Software license to me, i.e. should be added to the MISC-FREE license group.
Comment 4 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-11-18 21:50:35 UTC
Created attachment 329914 [details]

Oops, I had attached the wrong file. The note about the files (that are no longer included with the distribution tarball) isn't part of the license.
Comment 5 Matija "hook" Šuklje 2012-11-21 23:41:52 UTC
Ulm’s suggestion looks OK to me.
Comment 6 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-11-29 06:42:12 UTC
OK if I commit the changes myself?
Comment 7 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2012-12-12 08:16:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> OK if I commit the changes myself?

Fixed in -r2.