[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] License acceptance

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Sep 6 06:05:05 PDT 2010


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On 09/04/2010 12:56, Jesse Smith wrote:
> The patch I submitted for the math/emc2 port was accepted and it looks
> like I'll be able to build a PBI module for this port. I've run into
> another problem though with the license. As I understand it, the PBI
> build server builds in batch mode, that is it automatically takes
> defaults for any configuration/build questions asked.
> 
> The issue I have run into is that math/emc2 requires its license be
> accepted and refuses to build when batch mode is turned on.
> 
> Is there a way in the PBI module to patch the port's makefile to step
> around this? And if there is, is it legal to do so?
> 
> - Jesse
> 


I think the easy way to bypass the LICENSE agreement is by putting this
setting into the MAKEOPTS variable:

MAKEOPTS="DISABLE_LICENSES=yes"

As for legality, I don't believe there is an issue, especially when you
include the license text in the file overlay-dir/LICENSE

This will force the user to actually accept the license during install
time, so we should still be complying with the license requirements.


- -- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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