Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 700095
remove incorrect fsf address or switch from error to warning
Last modified: 2015-12-02 11:02:38 EST
perl-Padre.noarch: E: incorrect-fsf-address /usr/share/doc/perl-Padre-0.84/COPYING
The Free Software Foundation address in this file seems to be outdated or
misspelled. Ask upstream to update the address, or if this is a license file,
possibly the entire file with a new copy available from the FSF.
Could you remove this warning or change it from error to warning? Many upstream projects don't care about copying file at all. I don't think this error could be fixed in many packages. At the moment many of my packages have long list of wrong spelling and this is only another 'cant fix' for me :-/
With my upstream hat on:
WONTFIX, will only consider changing it to a warning if it starts to produce false positives. Just do what the info message says: *you* are not supposed to fix this unless you're upstream, just notify upstream that the file or boilerplate they're shipping is outdated, and if they won't do anything about it, ignore the rpmlint message.
FWIW - it seems like they are no longer mentioning their address in preamble text, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.
(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)
More information and reason for this action is here:
I get this error with
Issue still occurring with F21.
I copied the file from:
and re-ran the build process. rpmlint still gives the fsf error.
I then double-checked here:
and the address matches with is in the COPYING file. So I'm not exactly sure
why an error is being generated - unless I'm missing something, which
I'm not ruling out, but I can't figure it out.
The recommendation is to notify upstream, but as far as I can tell
there is nothing to inform them about.
The following two are related to whether the check works correctly or not. *This* bug is not related to that, this is a request for disabling the check altogether or changing its level. If you find false positives, please report them in new bugs, not here.
(In reply to Raphael Groner from comment #4)
> I get this error with
Yes, that file contains an outdated FSF address, no bug there.
(In reply to Gerald Cox from comment #5)
> I copied the file from:
> and re-ran the build process. rpmlint still gives the fsf error.
Reproducer needed, re-ran the build process of what? Is this a package in Fedora packages repository or a SRPM somewhere else? (Please post a new bug for this, it doesn't belong here.)
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