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Re: [Savannah-users] Yet another gpl license question

From: Joseph Pesco
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Yet another gpl license question
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:49:10 -0800 (PST)

Hi Folks;

I'm reading Joel's first bit of reference material concerning culture at this very moment.  I've also downloaded the Fedora RPM draft document.  Been neglecting spec files for going on three years without ever having asked myself what they are used for, after having build Bash, the Kernel and several other packages numerous times, and never attempting to build an RPM!  A pure and simple case of hiding in plain sight. 
I was hoping to have a demonstration ready for submission by the middle of Feb. 2012.  This discussion is helping beyond believe toward that goal. 

I've attached a shell script I wrote last Sunday if anyone would care to read something of mine. It's real sloppy, and the lack of garbage collection will indicate where I hid the trick. (I've seen worse go in the box, though usually much better.)   

Yours truly,

Mr. Joseph Pesco

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From: Joel J. Adamson <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Yet another gpl license question

Kaz Kylheku <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:23:30 -0800 (PST), Joseph Pesco
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> It's better just to document what your dependencies are,
> and trust that the package maintainers can figure out
> the rest.
> The package maintainers then have single, one-liner
> test case to check that the dependencies are actually
> satisfied in the generated system image.

This is a good point: package maintainers can figure out a lot of
stuff.  The other thing you can do is use autotools to figure out which
programs are needed.  There is a chapter in the Autoconf Manual on
Portable Shell programming[1] which should provide some guidance.



Joel J. Adamson <address@hidden>
Servedio Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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