[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#498475: Bug#498475: Lenny-Ignore tag request for SNMP related bugs
jochen at scram.de
Mon Sep 15 17:27:44 UTC 2008
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> I have just opened two bugs against libsmi-common and libsnmp-base:
> Those packages ship MIB files that are non-free (same license as IETF
> RFC). However, there is no quick fix: removing those files make the
> packages unusable, moving to non-free make a lot of important package
> (snmpd) move to contrib, etc.
> I think we should fix this issue after Lenny. Therefore, I would like to
> tag those bugs with lenny-ignore.
IMHO things are even worse.
Looking at the MIB License at http://www.ietf.org/copyrights/ianamib.html,
it appears to me that any modification of the MIBs is prohibited, including
fixing syntactic errors. On the other hand, net-snmp-5.4.1/mibs/Makefile.mib
which can be used to refresh the included MIB file applies a patch to the
dowloaded MIBs which fixes those errors. Wouldn't this even make distributing
libsnmp-base in non-free problematic?
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