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From:
Dominic Hargreaves
Date:
November 12, 2014 00:09
Subject:
Re: metaconfig source control/distribution and Debian's DFSG
Message ID:
20141112000934.GW6934@urchin.earth.li
On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 08:43:09AM +0100, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> 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

Sure, that looks good to me!

Cheers,
Dominic.

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