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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apr/build config.guess config.sub
Date Mon, 19 Feb 2001 05:02:02 GMT
On Sun, Feb 18, 2001 at 11:49:53PM -0500, Cliff Woolley wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > > Um... how does this not infect the APR tree with the GPL?  My
> > > understanding is that we can redistribute the *output* of GNU development
> > > tools like this, but not the actual tools themselves.
> > 
> > If we can't distribute this file, then we can't use autoconf/libtool.
> > Like the file says, we need these files, because we are more portable than
> > the GNU tools we rely on.
> 
> I quote from config.guess (config.sub has the same block):
> 
>     As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
>     distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
>     configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
>     the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.
> 
> Looks okay to me...

Right! That has always been why we could distribute these scripts. They come
from libtool(?), but it still says autconf. No matter, tho, as we *do* use
autoconf.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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