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[gNewSense-users] Re: speaking of scripts...

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: speaking of scripts...
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 07:14:46 +0100


# Hope you don't mind, but copied this to the list, as I think the
idea is potentially revolutionary.

This is a great idea, that could potentially save many hours of work.

I would like to see manual (sanity) checks still, as a _belt and
braces_ approach.  You are right, though, many of the licences won't

What does anyone think?

Many thanks,


On 18/10/2007, Peter Rock <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hey Chris,
> Once we get all packages checked, we need to figure out what to do
> when we release our next gNS. It seems to me that when we derive from
> the next LTS release of Ubuntu, we could use a script that will scan
> the copyright file of our current version alongside the copyright of a
> new version, compare them,  and report if there are any differences.
> If so, then the package verifier can manually go in and see if the
> wiki's tables need changing. If not, it is instantly checked as
> "recently verified free" - perhaps with a date stamp.
> Realistically, 99% of the time the copyright won't change from version
> to version but we still need to check every package each time we
> distribute a new gNS. Having a program deal with this would save time,
> no? We should take advantage of the fact that we now have (or almost
> have) a database from which to do comparison from. Otherwise, we have
> to do all of the work again from scratch.
> Can the script by Tryggvib and Lee be cannibalized to do something like this?
> Am I making sense? Or have I missed something in this process?

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