Feature #2983

Ruby (GPLv2 only) tries to link to with readline (now GPLv3)

Added by Lucas Nussbaum almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

[ruby-core:28736]
Status:Third Party's Issue
Priority:Normal
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Description

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Hi,

The readline library was relicensed under GPLv3. Since Ruby is GPLv2 only, it is not allowed to link to readline.

Most distributions currently ship both the (old) GPLv2 readline version, and the new GPLv3 readline. However, this is likely to change in the future.

A solution could be to use a different library, like libedit (http://www.thrysoee.dk/editline/)
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Related issues

Duplicates Ruby trunk - Feature #2032: Change the license to "GPLv2+ or Ruby's original". Closed 09/02/2009
Duplicates Ruby trunk - Feature #2982: Ruby tries to link with both openssl and readline Third Party's Issue 03/18/2010

History

#1 Updated by Luis Lavena almost 5 years ago

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See and Feature request #2032:

http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/2032
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#2 Updated by Yui NARUSE almost 5 years ago

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libedit doesn't support multibyte encodings.
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#3 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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#4 Updated by Lucas Nussbaum almost 5 years ago

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I'm surprised this was closed without discussion. How do you recommend we (Debian) solve that?
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#5 Updated by Yui NARUSE almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Open

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GPL3 problem is not resolved; this ticket is mistakenly closed because this is duplicated ticket with #2982.
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#6 Updated by John Higgins almost 5 years ago

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libedit might be finally getting multibyte encodings - http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/lib/libedit/?sortby=date - there appears to be a commit to add UTF-8 support
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#7 Updated by Yui NARUSE almost 5 years ago

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Yes, but current its UTF-8 support is broken.
Moreover it is only UTF-8.

I heard they are working on supporting M17N, so it is good when that is done.
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#8 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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I close this ticket because it is duplication.
Also, note that libedit has been supported already,
libreadline will be disabled by --enable-libedit configure option.
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#9 Updated by Yui NARUSE almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Open

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Don't close duplicated tickets, all of them are closed if you close one of them > nobu
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#10 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada almost 5 years ago

  • ruby -v changed from 1.8 to *

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At least, to avoid divergence, I don't think we should make discussions in many places.

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#11 Updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Third Party's Issue

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