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Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:21:54 -0500

On Nov 12, 2012, at 12:53 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:

>    Reading the summary of the gcc runtime library exception, my
>    impression is that using these header files is fair game (even
>    though there are complied before "runtime") ?
> How is the GCC runtime library exception relevant to this issue?  The
> Octave source does not carry that exception.  The issue is what the
> ordinary GPL permits.
> If Xcode contains the compiler, then the system library exception covers
> these headers, since they come with a major component of the operating system.

Xcode does contain a compiler.  However, Fink, MacPorts, and Homebrew install 
gcc compilers of their own.  To build on MacOS X these non-Apple compilers use 
the include files that come with Xcode.


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