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Upstream ripples in the -current? [message #56] Sat, 19 October 2019 01:55
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I have been playing around with Slackware64-current lately (specifically for ARM processors), and I like to keep an eye on the changelog.

I noticed some interesting changes in the log today. If I am reading things correctly, it seems like several of the packages that are removed to make Freenix have recently been removed (or moved to /extras) for the same licensing reasons. Specifically, lha was removed entirely and replaced with lhasa. while getty-ps, xfractint, and xv were moved to /extra, all citing licensing reasons.

I just found it interesting and thought it deserved a mention here.

Fri Oct 18 21:00:50 UTC 2019
a/getty-ps-2.1.0b-x86_64-4.txz:  Removed.
a/lha-114i-x86_64-2.txz:  Removed.
  Removed due to vague licensing terms.
a/lhasa-0.3.1-x86_64-1.txz:  Added.
  This is an extraction-only LHA utility with an OSI approved license.
a/shadow-4.7-x86_64-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Added /etc/environment.new to fix "sudo -i" noise.
ap/lm_sensors-3.6.0-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
ap/vim-8.1.2174-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/netpbm-10.88.00-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/ca-certificates-20191018-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/samba-4.11.1-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/vim-gvim-8.1.2174-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/xfractint-20.04p13-x86_64-2.txz:  Removed.
xap/xv-3.10a-x86_64-9.txz:  Removed.
extra/getty-ps/getty-ps-2.1.0b-x86_64-4.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Moved here from the A series due to commercial use restrictions.
extra/xfractint/xfractint-20.04p14-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Moved here from the XAP series due to commercial use restrictions.
extra/xv/xv-3.10a-x86_64-9.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Moved here from the XAP series due to non-commercial use shareware license.

https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware64-current/ChangeLog.txt#src=feeds&time=1571432450
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