pkg-fallout: License not correctly defined: defining both LICENSE_FILE and LICENSE_TEXT is not allowed

Chris portmaster at
Fri May 14 22:32:45 UTC 2021

On 2021-05-14 15:15, Christoph Moench-Tegeder wrote:
> ## Chris (portmaster at
>> The problem I'm addressing in this case; is that the following as
>> *always* worked for licenses which carried a copy in
> The problem you're trying to address is only a consecutive error and
> not the real problem.
> As I wrote in my first reply:
> : Foremost, that Makefile has an .include, and that's where the mess
> : (for this use case) happens.
Sorry. I've been fairly overwhelmed w/$DAYJOB so *clearly* glossed over
that (important) section.
Thank you for taking the time to use your "clue bat" on me. :-)
Yes. That's *exactly* why the error(s) are occurring.
The only question I have at this juncture; is *why* after some ~5yrs
later is it *now* throwing an error?
Oh well. In any case, I can easily resolve the problem and set things
straight with these ports.

Thanks again! :-)

> An .include includes the given file at that point (duh), and in this
> case that's kde-icons-noia/Makefile.icons, which overwrites your
> LICENSE variables (and brings in LICENSE_TEXT). And, as stated before:
> that cannot be your intention (and including kde-icons-noia/Makefile.icons
> only makes sense in a very limited number of ports if at all). And you
> can (and should, in case of doubt or problems) double-check your
> variables by running e.g.  "make -V LICENSE" in the port's directory
> (or "make -C <dir> -V <var>", yadda yadda, make(1), etc).
>> > you're not allowed to just put another license on that port.
>> I'm not. It's a verbatim LGPL3 port && license as reported
>> within the port' source. :-)
> : cmt: x11-themes/kde-icons-nuovext2$ make -V LICENSE
> : theme
> That's not LGPL3.
> Regards,
> Christoph

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