[PD] PdExtended autobuild

zmoelnig at iem.at zmoelnig at iem.at
Fri Apr 11 20:18:48 CEST 2008

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)

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 :-)


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