Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] checklicenses.py
From: João Valverde <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2016 21:21:09 +0100

On 08/05/2016 08:17 PM, João Valverde wrote:

On 08/05/2016 11:53 AM, João Valverde wrote:

On 08/05/2016 11:50 AM, Guy Harris wrote:
On Aug 5, 2016, at 3:36 AM, João Valverde
<[email protected]> wrote:

On 08/05/2016 11:21 AM, Guy Harris wrote:

Should we just grab some version that works and include it in the
tools directory, so that we don't get mysterious failures when
updating the version of Ubuntu on the buildbot and don't fail - or
require somebody to dig up or install via CPAN - on systems that
don't distribute it?
No... too many CPAN dependencies.
I.e., it's not a standalone script, and you'd have to get a ton of
other scripts from CPAN and distribute them as well?
Yes (naturally this is the dependency problem CPAN itself tries to
The Debian licensecheck.pl version prior to the Smedegaard take over was
standalone. I think we should import that to tools.
Done in https://code.wireshark.org/review/#/c/16913/.

The master buildbot check licenses step is passing with a FIXME_FILES exception but let's not leave this hack in there forever...
I just added that because the new failures were caused by the different
licensecheck.pl version. Hopefully FIXME_FILES will be removed soon with a better solution.