On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 11:23:30PM +0000, ales...@users.alioth.debian.org wrote:
   Fix old-fsf-address-in-copyright-file


 You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
 License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
- Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307 USA
+ Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301 USA
X-Comment: On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU Lesser General
 Public License can be found in `/usr/share/common-licenses/LGPL-2.1'.

Fixing the FSF address is something lintian complains about. Debian Policy, however, mandates copying licensing info _verbatim_.

Both is satisfied if treating where to get a copy of the license not as a part of the license itself but rather an add-on note: Strip it from the "verbatim" copying of license, and readd it in the Debian-specific comment.

Oh, and double-check if the source talks about "Lesser" GPL or "Library" GPL: There is no such thing as "GNU Lesser Public License" version 2, as the term "Lesser" was introduced with version 2.1!

While at it, I suggest replace the note with this newest one used by FSF, referring to their web address instead:

  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

And while at it, leading X- in custom fields is discouraged. I suggest using License-Comment: instead.

So all in all, it might (depending on the Lesse/Library mess) end up with something like this:

License-Comment:
 You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public
 License along with this program.  If not, see
 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
 .
 On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU Library General Public
 License can be found in `/usr/share/common-licenses/LGPL-2'.


Regards,

  - Jonas

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