multimedia/linux-realplayer port marked as BROKEN
Lawrence K. Chen, P.Eng.
lkchen at ksu.edu
Tue Aug 14 22:27:32 UTC 2012
----- Original Message -----
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM, RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com>
> > On Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:01:56 +0100
> > Chris Rees wrote:
> >> On 29 June 2012 17:58, RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >> > On Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:17:40 +0100
> >> > Chris Rees wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Jun 29, 2012 4:13 PM, "Jerry" <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > The "multimedia/linux-realplayer" port has been marked
> >> >> > "BROKEN=unfetchable" for awhile now. Has there been any
> >> >> > movement
> >> >> > on a resolution for this problem.
> >> >>
> >> >> Unless a legal mirror is found, I'm afraid we can't provide it;
> >> >> mirroring is forbidden.
> >> >
> >> > The Makefile could print out instructions for obtaining the
> >> > restricted file and set IGNORE if it isn't present. I think
> >> > that's
> >> > what the JDK ports used to do.
> >> No, there's a difference. We can't instruct a user to obtain a
> >> distfile in a way that is explicitly forbidden by the licence.
> > What's explicitly forbidden? The distribution licence forbids
> > hosting
> > the files, but there's nothing that says you can't tell people that
> > realplayer can be obtained from real.com and offer an alternative
> > installer to rpm - which is all the port would be.
> Sounds about the same as the jdk ports where you had to get the
> distros from Sun (and now Oracle) after agreeing to their terms. the
> port checked for the disto and, if it was not found, provided
> instructions to legally obtain it. We don't do ports for warez, but I
> can't see that telling peoplewhereto get it legally is any issue.
I found a copy at: http://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/slsoc/5x/i386/i386/repodata/repoview/RealPlayer-0-10.0.9.809-20070726.html
Who: Lawrence K. Chen, P.Eng. - W0LKC - Senior Unix Systems Administrator
For: Enterprise Server Technologies (EST) -- & SafeZone Ally
Snail: Computing and Telecommunications Services (CTS)
Kansas State University, 109 East Stadium, Manhattan, KS 66506-3102
Phone: (785) 532-4916 - Fax: (785) 532-3515 - Email: lkchen at ksu.edu
Web: http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~lkchen - Where: 11 Hale Library
More information about the freebsd-ports