Drop of portindex

Robin Schoonover end at endif.cjb.net
Sat Sep 18 02:59:12 PDT 2004

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 23:49:56 -0600
Greg Lewis <glewis at eyesbeyond.com> wrote:

> My point is not that we should conform to LSB, but rather that there
> is at least one example of a very large set of third party software
> going the other way.  Since writers of RPM spec files face the same
> issues(keeping the tag in sync with the source and whether the tag is
> a guarantee of licensing or not) I simply wonder how they tackled them
> (if they did :).

Getting out of date is probably the worst problem with the idea.

> Anyone know if this issue has come up in Gentoo?  It obviously has in
> Debian since they categorise all their software into "free" and
> "non-free".

*crawls over to roommate's machine which runs gentoo*

After looking at the ebuild files, I see lines like

It's beginning to look like we might be the only ones who -don't- do
this.  (That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's definately
something to ponder.) 

Robin Schoonover (aka End)
# I don't want to bore you, but there's nobody else around for me to

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