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Making waves with package licences
Hello list,

I had an interesting one today: app-emulation/virtualbox-extpack-oracle on a
~amd64 box was to be updated, but it couldn't because the licence had changed
from PUEL to PUEL-11. That one change caused another 35 packages to be
dropped because of conflicting dependencies. I needed a few minutes to find the
problem, and it was easily fixed, but I was interested to see that such a small
licence change could spread consequences so far.