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Re: An idea for RPM -> License Agreement support



On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 09:26:39PM +0800, Hikaru Amano wrote:
> it would be useful to Third Parties if RPM have the ability to ask for
> License Agreement before installing their package. I'm not a lawyer
> but I believe this is useful in legal related stuff when distributing
> softwares. I have seen a few RPM that are stored .bin just for the
> sake of license agreement (Sun Java is the easiest example) and with
> RPM having (optional) license agreement before installation , this
> would reduce their worries bout licensing when packaging app for
> Linux.

RPM supports remote install and scripted installs. As such it cannot support
license agreements while installing. Instead vendors with a clue arrange that
when you first execute the program it explains the license and asks you for
agreement.

Alan


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