buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #30782, non-free files in psutils


bug #30782: non-free files in psutils

Submitter:  Henry Jensen <haary>
Submitted:  Sun 15 Aug 2010 01:32:06 PM UTC
Category:  gNewSense 2 Severity:  5 - Blocker
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  samgee
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Tue 24 Jul 2012 08:42:28 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I have reported upstream to Debian:


This is because this bug also impacts other distros like Trisquel. 

- <_88759>
Sun 27 Feb 2011 09:43:01 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Tested with a live CD: both files and fixmacps are gone.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Sat 26 Feb 2011 07:44:26 PM UTC, comment #2: 

New gen script removes both Postscript files and fixmacps (rev. 450).

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sat 20 Nov 2010 07:26:11 AM UTC, comment #1: 

committed, but still pending

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Sun 15 Aug 2010 01:32:06 PM UTC, original submission:  

In the psutils package the License from the original author states:

"The included files, md68_0.ps and md71_0.ps (and their uuencoded forms) are (to the best of my knowledge) copyright Apple Computer, Inc."

Indeed in /usr/lib/psutils in the gnewsense package (deltah) there are those 2 postscript files, without any copyright notice or hint where they come from. Even the author of psutils doesn't seem to be sure.

Unless proven otherwise, I think we must consider those two files as non-free.

Technical, those files are used by fixmacps(1), which  "fixes" PostScript generated from a Macintosh PC that it works correctly with  psutils package (according to manpage).

The fix would be, to remove fixmacps and the postcript files
md68_0.ps and md71_0.ps from the package.

Henry Jensen <haary>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2011-02-27 samgee StatusReady For Test Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2011-02-26 samgee Severity3 - Normal 5 - Blocker
        StatusNone Ready For Test
        Assigned toNone samgee

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