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Re: build-aux/snippet files

From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Subject: Re: build-aux/snippet files
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:28:03 +0100

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 11/11/2013 01:34 PM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
>> Hello,
>>  It seems that gnulib-tool installs files in build-aux like
>> "snippet/c++defs.h" that are under GPLv3+, even if the --lgpg=2 flag
>> is specified. If these headers are GPLv3+ shouldn't they be skipped in
>> that case?
> No, that sounds like it might be a bug in gnulib-tool for not re-writing
> the header license.  Would you like to help investigate?  ALL
> gnulib-installed files should have their headers rewritten to match the
> intersection of the module license and the requested license of the
> gnulib-tool invocation; and modules/snippet/c++defs says that it is
> indeed under the LGPLv2+ license.

I think that the attached patch correctly fixes the issue. It
separates build-aux/ files from build-aux/snippet files, and uses the
main library license for the latter.


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