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Re: binutils-2.20.1a replaced by 2.20.1 and so 2.21.1a?

On Aug 31, 2011, at 9:23 PM, Abdoulaye Walsimou GAYE wrote:

> On 08/30/2011 05:36 PM, Tristan Gingold wrote:
>> On Aug 30, 2011, at 5:32 PM, Steffen Dettmer wrote:
>>>> This was a license issue raised by the FSF: some files were
>>>> derived from cgen files, but these cgen files weren't included
>>>> in the tarballs.  We were asked by the FSF to repackage all the
>>>> incomplete tarballs.
>>> Thank you for your quick reply.
>>> The issue itself is interesting. Sounds like much effort and may
>>> even require undesired things like modifying release tags...
>>> I though it would be sufficient to publish GPLed files, not that a
>>> special form could be required (and I had assumed it had been
>>> sufficient to put them on some public server or even just to some
>>> CVS repository reabable by the public).
>> Yes, the workload is not minimal, but this was the FSF decision.
>> Tristan.
> This kind of URL change is a serial killer for automatic build system/script already shipped.
> Is it possible to have simlinks like 'oldername'->'newname'
> (as for example binutils-2.21.1a.tar.bz2 tarball will actually contain binutils-2.21.1)?

Yes, good idea.
Done for 2.16 to 2.21.1.


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