Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162461
[ipr] Unknown license for some krb5 (Kerberos) documentation files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:07 EST
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Description of problem:
The source RPM of krb5 (at least on version 1.2.7) contains two files:
1. krb5-1.2.7/doc/api/changebar.sty, and
Which only show the following copyright notice:
"Copyright (C) 1990 by David B. Johnson."
without any mention to a license. This may be a concern for some OEM vendors shipping Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Checked on 1.2.7-28 (should apply to all versions)
Steps to Reproduce:
On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (possibly other releases)
1. up2date --get-source up2date --get-source krb5-libs
2. rpm -Uvh /var/spool/up2date/krb5-1.2.7-28.src.rpm
3. cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/
4. rpmbuild -bp krb5.spec
5. cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/krb5-1.2.7/
6. View doc/api/changebar.sty and doc/kadm5/changebar.sty
Actual Results: No mention of the license in both files.
Expected Results: A clause specifying a license (like GPL) for use and distribution clearly mentioned in both files.
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