Bug 134922 - gnuplot should BuildRequires: texinfo readline-devel
gnuplot should BuildRequires: texinfo readline-devel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnuplot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Blocks: FE-Legal FC3Target
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Reported: 2004-10-07 05:55 EDT by Maxim Dziumanenko
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:14 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.0.0-4
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Last Closed: 2008-01-15 14:13:21 EST
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Description Maxim Dziumanenko 2004-10-07 05:55:11 EDT
Description of problem:
makeinfo from texinfo package needed to build gnuplot
readline-devel is required because of --with-readline=gnu option to

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -e texinfo
2.rpmbuild -ba gnuplot-4.0.0-3
3.Wait for build error
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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-10-11 10:07:25 EDT
Fix built as 4.0.0-4.
Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2007-08-05 12:08:24 EDT
Doesn't linking gnuplot against readline result in a non-redistributable binary?
E.g. gnuplot in Fedora violates the GPL.
Comment 3 Axel Thimm 2007-08-05 12:12:39 EDT
A legal alternative to readline is libedit - already part of Fedora.
Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-01-15 14:13:21 EST
Looking at gnuplot:

The package is actually licensed under a dual license, gnuplot and GPLv2+, since
the src/wxterminal/* files are dual licensed. Since readline is GPLv2+, this is

If we were to disable the wx functionality, we might be in a pickle, but as is,
we're ok.

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