[Buildroot] [PATCHv2 1/2] getent: new package

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Aug 18 14:52:48 UTC 2014

Dear Thomas De Schampheleire,

On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:50:57 +0200, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:

> How do you conclude this license?

uclibc: there is no license specific in the script itself, so by
default it's the same license as the entire project, i.e LGPLv2.1+

glibc: the header comment in nss/getent.c is clear: it's under

> Isn't this dependent on the case glibc versus uclibc/musl ? Or do each
> of these use the same license?

See above :)

> Also, shouldn't we specify GETENT_LICENSE_FILES and make sure the
> appropriate license text is present?

Which license text file should be used? In neither of the uclibc/musl
or glibc cases we have access to the license text. I can include a
COPYING file in package/getent/, but that's going to be 100x times
larger than the getent script :)


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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