FS#14027 - Licenses - Put LGPL2.1

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Robson Roberto Souza Peixoto (robsonpeixoto) - Monday, 30 March 2009, 10:19 GMT
Last edited by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Tuesday, 02 June 2009, 02:38 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Dan McGee (toofishes)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No




put LGPL2.1 on licenses /usr/share/licenses/common/LGPL2.1

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Closed by  Dan McGee (toofishes)
Tuesday, 02 June 2009, 02:38 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  licenses-2.5-1
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Tuesday, 28 April 2009, 20:34 GMT
it's already in the package: /usr/share/licenses/common/LGPL2/license.txt
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 14:02 GMT
Should more versions of LGPL , eg. LGPL1 or LGPL2, be in there or this shouldnt be considered a bug? Cause the both LGPL & LGPL 2 include the LGPL 2.1 license.
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 20:10 GMT
Maybe we could add LGPL2. Are there packages that need it specifically? Most packages uses LGPL 2.1 or later. I don't know the difference between the two. I guess it's minor. The bug reporter hasn't posted back.

As for LPGL1, I haven't seen any package using it. It's so old that it's probably only found in dead projects that doesn't build/work anymore. We can always add it if we found a working project that use that license.
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Tuesday, 02 June 2009, 02:37 GMT
This is cleared up a bit in the next licenses package (2.5). The LGPL directory is now symlinked to LGPL2.1, which is what we had always meant by LGPL or LGPL2.