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nixpkgs manual: unfree packages are untested
Resolves confusion mentioned in #31045.
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fpletz committed Nov 1, 2017
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<para>Note that we are not able to test or build unfree software on Hydra
due to policy. Most unfree licenses prohibit us from either executing or
distributing the software.</para>

<section xml:id="sec-allow-broken">
<title>Installing broken packages</title>

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@vcunat vcunat commented on e32352f Nov 1, 2017

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I wouldn't think that most of them prohibit it, but OK (some of them certainly do).

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Most do prohibit repackaging and redistribution, don't they? Some only execution with a valid license.

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@vcunat vcunat commented on e32352f Nov 1, 2017

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That's possible – I'm among the majority who don't waste time reading EULAs of SW. We also have specific unfree-redistributable* options...

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@vyp vyp commented on e32352f Nov 2, 2017

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@fpletz you would be right

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