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Re: [Bug-gnulib] COPYING

From: Oskar Liljeblad
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] COPYING
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 18:42:44 +0200
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On Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 12:18, Karl Berry wrote:
>     What's the license of Gnulib? 
> I just updated the COPYING file, and found the following:
> 1) doc/maintain.texi has a verbatim-copying-only license. 
> 2) doc/standards.texi and make-stds.texi are GFDL.  

Why are these GNU standard documents in Gnulib? In Debian
they're available in the package gnu-standards, not related
to gnulib. (They're supposedly downloaded from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/standards, but that directory
doesn't seem to exist.)
> However, since you didn't mention doc, I guess these won't be
> problematic for you.  BTW, gnulib was never intended to be "installed".
> It's intended to be shared at the source level.  But if you want to do it ...

By installing the *source code* to /usr/share/gnulib then you achieve
system-wide sharing. Just like you run autoreconf after upgrading
autoconf/automake/libtool, you would run gnulib-tool to update
the gnulib source code in your project. At least that's my idea
(and that's how I use it right now, except I don't use the gnulib-tool


Oskar Liljeblad (address@hidden)

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