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From: Ed W <lists@...>
Subject: Re: Licence compliance - capturing all source files used to make a build?
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:57:23 +0000
Hi

>> Whilst I guess it should be possible to tear apart catalyst and find out
>> how they do it, does anyone happen to know or have a heads up on the code
>> for catalyst?
> The catalyst code has no part in this, but it takes a portage snapshot
> as one of it's inputs, and if you maintain a custom snapshot (with
> only packages you need) then you know what gets used.
>

But not all the patches are in the portage tree?  Trivial example might 
be the kernel where the ebuild is tiny and references an http location 
for the patches?  My understanding is that for a GPL licence one should 
provide a copy of these patches in the "code dump", not just an http 
link?  Is that your understanding?

So by implication it's not clear that catalyst does satisfy your GPL 
requirements for distribution?

I suspect something more is probably happening, eg some of the linked 
patches probably get included into the source download location and 
probably you can pick them up there - however, there are now a LOT of 
ways to fetching source and patches and it would be hard to be sure of 
100% coverage?

Has someone done some actual probing on this?  Peter what does catalyst 
provide for say gcc/kernel sources in it's source output?  All the patches?

Cheers

Ed W


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