GNU bug report logs - #18485
Naming of COPYING* files

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Package: automake; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: nisse@HIDDEN (Niels Möller); dated Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:11:02 UTC; Maintainer for automake is bug-automake@HIDDEN.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Stefano Lattarini <stefano.lattarini@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Subject: Naming of COPYING* files
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GNU GMP recently moved to naming the COPYING* files in the same way as
gnulib (http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnulib.git/tree/doc), and it
includes the files COPYING.LESSERv3, COPYINGv2 and COPYINGv3, which all
apply to some of the code under some circumstances.

Now, automake thinks a proper COPYING file is missing in gmp, so
automake -a makes COPYING a symlink to /usr/share/automake-1.13/COPYING
(which contains GPLv3), and it also displays a message "Consider adding
the COPYING file to the version control system". Tested with
automake-1.14.1 (debian packaged).

It would be nice if automake would recognize the gnulib naming
convention for COPYING* files.

Best regards,
/Niels

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Acknowledgement sent to nisse@HIDDEN (Niels Möller):
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-automake@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-automake@HIDDEN:
bug#18485; Package automake. Full text available.
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