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authorScott Rifenbark <srifenbark@gmail.com>2016-02-15 10:09:15 -0800
committerRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2016-03-03 17:40:10 +0000
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dev-manual, ref-manual: Updated licensing text information.
Fixes [YOCTO #8634] To clear up the behavior the COPY_LIC_DIRS, COPY_LIC_MANIFEST, and LICENSE_CREATE_PACKAGE variable behaviors, I updated the glossary descriptions of the variables. Also, added more info to the "Providing License Text" section in the dev-manual. Tied everything together with good referencing. (From yocto-docs rev: e7b2a1ed29dcd9d572b71f756e7705e6499a05ac) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <srifenbark@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
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@@ -9977,6 +9977,25 @@
Adding these statements to the configuration file ensures
that the licenses collected during package generation
are included on your image.
+ <note>
+ <para>Setting all three variables to "1" results in the
+ image having two copies of the same license file.
+ One copy resides in
+ <filename>/usr/share/common-licenses</filename> and
+ the other resides in
+ <filename>/usr/share/license</filename>.</para>
+
+ <para>The reason for this behavior is because
+ <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-COPY_LIC_DIRS'><filename>COPY_LIC_DIRS</filename></ulink>
+ and
+ <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-COPY_LIC_MANIFEST'><filename>COPY_LIC_MANIFEST</filename></ulink>
+ add a copy of the license when the image is built but do not
+ offer a path for adding licenses for newly installed packages
+ to an image.
+ <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-LICENSE_CREATE_PACKAGE'><filename>LICENSE_CREATE_PACKAGE</filename></ulink>
+ adds a separate package and an upgrade path for adding
+ licenses to an image.</para>
+ </note>
</para>
<para>
@@ -9986,15 +10005,6 @@
of the license information with source as defined by the GPL
and other open source licenses.
</para>
-
- <para>
- See the
- <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-LICENSE_CREATE_PACKAGE'><filename>LICENSE_CREATE_PACKAGE</filename></ulink>,
- <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-COPY_LIC_DIRS'><filename>COPY_LIC_DIRS</filename></ulink>,
- and
- <ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_REF_URL;#var-COPY_LIC_MANIFEST'><filename>COPY_LIC_MANIFEST</filename></ulink>
- variable descriptions for more information.
- </para>
</section>
<section id='providing-compilation-scripts-and-source-code-modifications'>