[packagekit] Handling of License Prompts

Justin Haygood jhaygood at reaktix.com
Tue Sep 11 12:52:51 PDT 2007

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[mailto:packagekit-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 3:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [packagekit] Handling of License Prompts

On 11/09/2007, Justin Haygood <jhaygood at reaktix.com> wrote:
> This is the best course of action.. according to the zypp developers, the
> license is available as soon as the metadata is available. (its always
> available, its just normally blank if there's no EULA, which is normal,
> since if the license is GPL or similar, there's no EULA)

What about just adding a "licence" to "Description" signal, which
normally can be "gpl;none", "gpl2;none", "afl2.0;none" etc, and for
the case of a EULA would have "proprietary;By installing this package
you agree to abide...\nNew line number two."

I think that would work. Is this good for you?


Perfect! Thanks! Now I just have to convince Novell/SUSE to update some of
the packages needed for PackageKit before 10.3 is released...

-- Justin Haygood

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