[GFSD Issue] Source package psutils contains a non-free file

Komponente:License problems

Summary: Source package psutils contains non-free files that are of unclear copyright and origin.

Versions Used:

Steps to reproduce:

  • Download the source code for package: Here
  • Unpack/untar the source code and navigate to: /psutils-1.17.orig/LICENSE
  • License file 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.
A gNewSense Bug also states this about the problem:
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. 

Di, 07/24/2012 - 22:04
Zugewiesen zu:anonymous» upstream

Assigning to upstream:

Debian GNU/Linux Bug#682708 (psutils contains files with unknown/unclear copyright)

Sa, 08/25/2012 - 19:12
Status:active» patch (ready)

Fixed upstream. Just have to wait for the new version to reach us.

Di, 10/30/2012 - 19:55
Titel:Source package psutils contains a non-free file» [GFSD Issue] Source package psutils contains a non-free file
Do, 12/06/2012 - 21:49
Version:» 6.0

Still present in 6.0. Fixed version is in Ubuntu 'Raring' which should correspond to Trisquel 7

Sa, 06/13/2015 - 20:58
Di, 06/16/2015 - 02:41
Status:patch (ready)» fixed

Merge accepted.

Di, 06/30/2015 - 02:45
Status:fixed» closed

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.