Question about LGPL license for RPM package.

Ben Cotton bcotton at
Mon Dec 26 15:02:43 UTC 2011

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Hiroyuki Iizaka <hiizaka at> wrote:
> So, I want to clarify that and are LGPL or not.

It appears that librpmdb is optionally LGPL. From the COPYING file:

all of the source code in the lib subdirectory of the RPM source code
distribution as well as any code derived from that code may instead be
distributed under the GNU Library General Public License (LGPL), at the
choice of the distributor.

The rpmio source is in ./rpmio instead of ./lib, so it appears that it
would not be LGPL, but I lack any authority to state that with

Ben Cotton

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