Bug 134922 - gnuplot should BuildRequires: texinfo readline-devel
Summary: gnuplot should BuildRequires: texinfo readline-devel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnuplot
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
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Blocks: FE-Legal FC3Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-07 09:55 UTC by Maxim Dziumanenko
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 4.0.0-4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-01-15 19:13:21 UTC
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Description Maxim Dziumanenko 2004-10-07 09:55:11 UTC
Description of problem:
makeinfo from texinfo package needed to build gnuplot
readline-devel is required because of --with-readline=gnu option to

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -e texinfo
2.rpmbuild -ba gnuplot-4.0.0-3
3.Wait for build error
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Expected results:

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-10-11 14:07:25 UTC
Fix built as 4.0.0-4.

Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2007-08-05 16:08:24 UTC
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 16:12:39 UTC
A legal alternative to readline is libedit - already part of Fedora.

Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-01-15 19:13:21 UTC
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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