[PD] PdExtended autobuild

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Apr 11 20:37:23 CEST 2008

On Apr 11, 2008, at 2:18 PM, zmoelnig at iem.at wrote:
> Quoting Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org>:
>>> shall i submit a feature-request to add debian-multimedia.org to the
>>> repositories on the build-machines? even the docs for building
>>> pd-extended on debian (http://puredata.info/docs/developer/Debian)
>>> suggest using this repository, so i wonder why it is not used.
>> debian-multimedia.org is not an official repository, and has packages
>> that are not legal to use without a patent license (this is not  
>> only a
>> problem in the US, but mostly).  Using all official Debian packages
>> means that it meets the DFSG, which is a very good thing, IMHO.
> which is definitely a valid argument.
> nevertheless, why do the docs for building Debian then suggest to  
> add repositories that have packages that are not legal - therefore  
> talking naive users into potentially doing a crime?
> furthermore, the docs even explicitely tell users to install  
> potentially patent-encumbered packages, while i was just asking for  
> a totally legal package (libquicktime is in main debian anyhow;  
> debian-multimedia provides a backport for etch)

libquicktime can have patent issues if it is built with all of the  
codecs.  Feel free to change the docs, they are wikis for that  
purpose.  I do want I can.

> finally, i should probably submit a bugreport as to remove liblame0  
> and liblame-dev from the debian/stable machine, as this _is_ a  
> potentially patent-encumbered package installed _from_ debian- 
> multimedia.org :-)

If you want, it's been on the todo list for a while.


> mfg.asr
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