[racket-dev] Too many license files

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 21 10:51:46 EST 2014

At Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:17:26 +0100, Togan Muftuoglu wrote:
> As I am testing upcoming 6.0 release build process, one thing that strikes me
> is the number of LICENCE.txt files, 166 of them. add the 3 for the copying 
> COPYING-libscheme.txt, COPYING_LESSER.txt, COPYING.txt makes 169 in total. 
> Is is really necessary to have the 166 copies of the same file ? Mind you it
> is not the size but identical file being installed 166 times is the issue here

Yes, the duplicate files bother me, too. I think removing the
duplicates will require yet another little twist in the package system
(since the files originate from individual packages), so we've left
them for now.

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