[syslinux] tftp-hpa and readline

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Jan 31 19:06:15 PST 2003

Martin Jackson wrote:
> FYI, this does not work under current Debian testing/unstable.  I 
> suspect there are some differences in the termcap libraries.  Any 
> suggestions on what I might try?
> I found the message in the debian archives - something about not being 
> able to link readline to tftp-hpa because of its license, which is 
> claimed to be BSD-with-advertising-clause by the Debian package, at least.
> I wasn't aware that GPL was link-incompatible with old-style BSD.  Or is 
> that a debian-specific interpretation?

By the way, tftp-hpa is supposed to be under the new BSD license (I say 
supposed to be because I'm invoking the OpenBSD license by reference. 
However, OpenBSD is derived from the original BSD sources, from which 
the advertising clause was removed.)

I wish Debianites would actually contact authors instead of playing 
these kinds of games.


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