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Re: metaconfig source control/distribution and Debian's DFSG

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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
November 3, 2014 07:43
Subject:
Re: metaconfig source control/distribution and Debian's DFSG
Message ID:
20141103084309.3d8691c8@pc09.procura.nl
On Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:41:58 +0000, Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
wrote:

> > I'm sorry, but I really fail to see why, and suspect that there is
> > a lingering misunderstanding.  Rebuilding Configure is not easy or
> > automatic for *anyone*, but that's not an issue of freedom.  I want to
> > be helpful and share what we have, but we can only share what we have.  
> 
> And I think my answer above applies here, too.
> 
> I will propose within Debian that we package up the modified dist
> package and metaconfig units, and include documentation in the perl
> source package about this.
> 
> Thanks,
> Dominic.

I don't think I can make your patch hold truth in the future. Would you
instead accept something like this:

--- a/Configure  2014-11-02 08:25:34.047397416 +0100
+++ b/Configure  2014-11-03 08:40:52.449176797 +0100
@@ -11,9 +11,12 @@
 # Yes, you may rip this off to use in other distribution packages. This
 # script belongs to the public domain and cannot be copyrighted.
 #
-# Note: this Configure script was generated automatically. Rather than
-# working with this copy of Configure, you may wish to get metaconfig.
-# The dist package (which contains metaconfig) is available via SVN:
-#     svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/dist/code/trunk/dist
+# Note: this Configure script was generated automatically by the tool
+# called "metaconfig". Rather than working with this copy of Configure,
+# you may wish to get metaconfig. Perl uses a modified version of this
+# tool, available in the "dist" folder in the checkout of the git repo
+#    $ git clone git://perl5.git.perl.org/metaconfig.git metaconfig
+# The original dist package (including metaconfig) is available via SVN:
+#    $ svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/dist/code/trunk/dist
 #
 # Though this script was generated by metaconfig from metaunits, it is


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