Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3463
egcs source RPM contains binaries!! GPL violation?
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 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
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
I am not sure what the bug is about. the binaries in the srpm have
nothing to do with building a debugging library.
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.
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.