[Build-common-hackers] licensecheck and binary blobs

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Aug 19 13:57:30 UTC 2011

On 11-08-19 at 03:34pm, IOhannes zmölnig wrote:

[fine and accurate problem description snipped]

> to solve the problem on my side, i could either create a longish (and 
> complicated and hard to maintain) DEB_COPYRIGHT_CHECK_IGNORE_REGEX, or 
> add debian/copyright_hints to debian/source/include-binaries
> personally i think both ideas cruft, as they only try to work around 
> the unexpectedly binary output of licensecheck. (and is a repetitive 
> work that should be taken care of by cdbs)
> instead i would suggest to sanitize the output of licensecheck, in 
> order to keep debian/copyright_(new)?hints proper text files.

I tried that in the past, but then non-ascii names of copyright holders 
got crippled or even stripped completely.

I see no way really to make licensecheck a fully automated routine, 
because is fundamentally is dealing with crufty data.

Would be cool to be able to add (not replace) an ignore regex.  I just 
haven't figured out a sensible way to do that yet.

For now I recommend to use the clumsy approach of overriding 
DEB_COPYRIGHT_CHECK_IGNORE_REGEX (the other approach is too invasive in 
my opinion: affects other things than just the copyright-check routine).

 - Jonas

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