Bug 3463 - egcs source RPM contains binaries!! GPL violation?
egcs source RPM contains binaries!! GPL violation?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-06-14 15:08 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-02 17:37:18 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 1999-06-14 15:08:25 EDT

egcs source RPM contains a .tar.gz of binaries of old
compatability libraries. Including libg++-2.7.2.

My concern isn't really the GPL violation, but more the fact
I couldn't debug a f****** irritating bug by building a
debug library from SRPM. I will log a separate bug about

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-30 09:34:59 EDT
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-02 17:17:59 EDT
I am not sure what the bug is about. the binaries in the srpm have
nothing to do with building a debugging library.
Comment 3 Chris Evans 1999-07-02 17:33:59 EDT
Sorry if I wasn't clear.
The issue is this: there is a bug in the library itself. I want to
step through the library and fix the bug. I can't because you have
shipped some GPL code with binaries only and no source.
Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-02 17:37:59 EDT
The source code for the library that is the default on the system is
included. You can not recompile the older libstdc++ libraries with the
new compilers, so including the source code for that would do you
absolutely no good.

Why don't you debug the application against the libbstdc++ 2.9? All of
the previous versions should be considered evil and bad.

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