Changing from gnutls26 to gnutls28 in quantal?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Wed Aug 1 05:15:40 UTC 2012

On 7/31/12 9:05 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 31, 2012 08:36:59 PM Scott Ritchie wrote:
>> On 7/31/12 6:38 AM, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2012-07-31 at 15:25 +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
>>>> Le 31/07/2012 15:22, Marc Deslauriers a écrit :
>>>>> without checking licensing first.
>>>> Thanks for the reply, can you give some specifics about the changes and
>>>> what to check?
>>> gnutls went from LGPL-2.1+ to LGPL-3+, so it can't be linked with stuff
>>> that's GPL-2 only. I can't remember the list of packages, but I seem to
>>> recall cups and gtk-vnc being part of the problematic ones.
>> I like to consider myself knowledgeable about this sort of thing, and
>> that being an incompatibility surprises me since I thought that all
>> manner of differently-licensed software could link with LGPL libraries.
>> Could you point me to some sort of explanation of how this works?
> Scott K

I'm still confused here, since unless I'm mistaken I can link 
proprietary programs with LGPL-3+ software, but evidently not GPL 2 

That implies there's something in the GPL-2 itself that prohibits such a 
thing, but I can't seem to find detail in the FAQ there.

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