Re: kermit?

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On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 18:19:58 -0400
fredex <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 04:36:26PM -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > So I guess bundling kermit died in FC6 due to license
> > issues. Anyone happen to know which of the gazillion targets
> > in the kermit source code makefile is a good one to use for
> > building on FC6 (I'd assume one of the redhat targets is
> > pretty close).
> > 
> > All my scripts for ssh'ing around the world are written
> > in kermit, gotta get it back :-).
> 
> Not using FC6, so I may be wrong, but generally just do "make linux"
> for kermit on any modern linux. If that produces problems, and you
> are able to troubleshoot/solve them, please pass the changes along
> to the kermit project.
> 
> What are the license issues you speak of? Columbia changed the kermit
> license a few years ago to allow distributors to package c-kermit in
> their distributions, has something changed?

I think FC6 changed, getting infinitely pickier about what licenses
they are willing to distribute code with. Turns out that the FC5 rpm
from updates installs fine on FC6, so I dug it up that way. Also dug up
the src rpm while I was at it, and see there are a couple of patches
needed to compile with the FC6 headers. I assume whoever produced the
patches already reported them to the kermit guys.

The spec file in the src rpm builds the "redhat9" target with some
additional options passed it. I get all the krberos and SSL junk
I sometimes need building that way (I'm not sure make linux does
all of those).

Maybe livna could pick up kermit (hint, hint? :-).


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