Bug#854490: RFP: xva-img -- Citrix XenServer .xva disk extraction tool

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Feb 17 16:44:42 UTC 2017


Axel Beckert wrote:
> * URL or Web page : https://github.com/eriklax/xva-img
> * License         : GPL-2+

JFTR: I'm currently working on an initial packaging for xva-img
(should show up soon at
and Lintian made me aware of the following issue:

E: xva-img: possible-gpl-code-linked-with-openssl
N:    This package appears to be covered by the GNU GPL but depends on the
N:    OpenSSL libssl package and does not mention a license exemption or
N:    exception for OpenSSL in its copyright file. The GPL (including version
N:    3) is incompatible with some terms of the OpenSSL license, and therefore
N:    Debian does not allow GPL-licensed code linked with OpenSSL libraries
N:    unless there is a license exception explicitly permitting this.
N:    If only the Debian packaging, or some other part of the package not
N:    linked with OpenSSL, is covered by the GNU GPL, please add a lintian
N:    override for this tag. Lintian currently has no good way of
N:    distinguishing between that case and problematic packages.
N:    Severity: serious, Certainty: wild-guess
N:    Check: copyright-file, Type: binary

I've filed a feature -eh- license update request upstream at
https://github.com/eriklax/xva-img/issues/5 to fix that.

		Regards, Axel
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