[ntp:hackers] Copyright notice

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Jun 24 15:34:30 UTC 2008

Heiko Gerstung said:

>... is [it] necessary to download that copyright notice when I try to
>build ntp from sources? This requires lynx and I think it is pretty
>unnecessary to insist on a specific web browser just to build something
>from source.

The copyright notice is not downloaded; it is extracted from the
./html/copyright.html during the build process. Here's the relevant bits
from ./Makefile:

$(srcdir)/COPYRIGHT: $(srcdir)/html/copyright.html
  ( echo "This file is automatically generated from html/copyright.html" ; \
  lynx -dump $(srcdir)/html/copyright.html ) > $(srcdir)/COPYRIGHT.new && \
  mv $(srcdir)/COPYRIGHT.new $(srcdir)/COPYRIGHT

It may be worth asking, "can ./COPYRIGHT be extracted from
./html/copyright.html when a distribution tarball is created rather than
during the build process?"

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project http://support.ntp.org/
Public Key at http://support.ntp.org/Users/SteveKostecke

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