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Bug 162463 - [ipr] Unknown license for some krb5 (Kerberos) files [Apple, Metrowerks and MS code]
Summary: [ipr] Unknown license for some krb5 (Kerberos) files [Apple, Metrowerks and M...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: krb5
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-05 08:35 UTC by Imed Chihi
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 18:58:53 UTC
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Description Imed Chihi 2005-07-05 08:35:20 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050512 Red Hat/1.0.4-1.4.1 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
The source RPM of krb5 (at least on version 1.2.7) contains five (05) files which only show a copyright notice without specifying a usage and distribution license:

1. krb5-1.2.7/src/include/krb5/AddressXlation.h
     Copyright: (c) 1984-1995 by Apple Computer, Inc.
     All rights reserved.

2. krb5-1.2.7/src/include/krb5/MacTCP.h
     Copyright: (c) 1984-1995 by Apple Computer, Inc.
     All rights reserved.

3. krb5-1.2.7/src/lib/krb4/DNR.c
     (c) Copyright 1988 by Apple Computer.  All rights reserved

4. krb5-1.2.7/src/mac/libraries/KerberosHeaders.h
     Copyright (c) 1993 metrowerks inc.  All rights reserved.

5. krb5-1.2.7/src/windows/gina/ginastub.c
     Copyright (c) 1996 Microsoft Corporation

This may be a concern for some OEM vendors shipping Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Checked on 1.2.7-28 (should apply to all versions)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (possibly other releases)
1. up2date --get-source up2date --get-source krb5-libs
2. rpm -Uvh /var/spool/up2date/krb5-1.2.7-28.src.rpm
3. cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/
4. rpmbuild -bp krb5.spec
5. cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/krb5-1.2.7/
6. View src/include/krb5/AddressXlation.h, src/include/krb5/MacTCP.h, src/lib/krb4/DNR.c, src/mac/libraries/KerberosHeaders.h and src/windows/gina/ginastub.c

Actual Results:  No mention of the usage and distribution license in all files.

Expected Results:  A clause specifying a license (like GPL) for use and distribution clearly mentioned in all files.

Additional info:

These files are not needed on the Linux platform and could be safely stripped from the package.

Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 18:58:53 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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