[PD] pd-ext and Ubuntu

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Wed Mar 10 21:49:17 CET 2010

liblame0 is not DFSG free because it is a patented algorithm in a  
number of countries, like the US and Germany.  That's why Debian and  
GnuSense don't distribute it.  Ubuntu is probably based in a country  
where that patent isn't valid, so they choose to include it.


On Mar 8, 2010, at 2:23 AM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

> Hello,
>     I've got a box with gNewSense 2.3-deltah which I've read is  
> based on
> Ubuntu Hardy.  When I try to install the package from the download  
> page, or
> install one of the nightly builds, I get an error about a missing  
> dependency
> liblame0.  I saw an "ugly hack" listed here:
> http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2008-09/065299.html
> It works but the package is still listed as broken in Synaptic.   
> Does this
> happen for other people on Hardy or am I doing something wrong?
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
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