lang/gcc-4x and ADA support

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Wed May 10 19:42:58 UTC 2006

On Wed, 10 May 2006 14:31:15 -0400 (EDT) Daniel Eischen wrote:
> On Wed, 10 May 2006, Boris Samorodov wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 May 2006 14:01:19 -0400 (EDT) Daniel Eischen wrote:
> >
> >> What are the licenses with the gnat libs in gcc4x?  Are
> >> they as restrictive as lang/gnat?
> >
> > Gnat with gcc4x has GPL like all gcc code. I'm not an expert here but
> > it seems that bootstrapping with gnat/gpl may have result in pure GPL
> > license. That's why I prefer to have a possibility to bootstrap with
> > gnat-3.15p-boot.

> Yeah, I don't think that using lang/gnat to build lang/gcc4x with Ada
> would produce tainted code.  I think only the lang/gnat libraries
> or run-time are GPL tainted.  When you build lang/gcc4x, you won't
> end up relying on or including any libraries from lang/gnat.  And if
> you use lang/gcc4x to rebuild itself once again, you certainly
> shouldn't.

Hm, from
What is the license of the GNAT GPL Edition?
Everything (tools, runtime, libraries) in the GNAT GPL Edition is
licensed under the General Public License (GPL). This ensures that
executables generated by the GNAT GPL Edition are Free Software and
that source code is made available with the executables, giving the
freedom to recepients to run, study, modify, adapt, and redistribute
sources and execuatbles under the terms of the GPL.

Seems that everything that is touched by gnat/gpl should be gpl'ed.

> But you still might want to look at the licenses for the GNAT runtime
> in gcc4x to make sure the libraries are LPGL or something similar.

I'm sure I've read it somewhere, but can't find it now...

Boris B. Samorodov, Research Engineer
InPharmTech Co,
Telephone & Internet Service Provider

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