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Subject Re: cvs commit: apr/build config.guess config.sub
Date Mon, 19 Feb 2001 12:40:40 GMT
On Sun, 18 Feb 2001, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> On 18 Feb 2001 fielding@apache.org wrote:
> >   Import of platform guessing scripts from GNU libtool 1.3.5.
> >   These are in CVS because Apache runs on platforms that are not
> >   known by the GNU tools (yet).
>
> >   # This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
> >   # under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> >   # the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
> >   # (at your option) any later version.
>
> 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.

Ryan

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