licensecheck - simple license checker for source files

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name licensecheck
Package version 3.0.31
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 82 B
Download size 30.76 KB
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Description -


Package Version Architecture Repository
licensecheck_3.0.31-2_all.deb 3.0.31 all Debian Main
licensecheck - - -


Name Value
libgetopt-long-descriptive-perl -
libmoo-perl -
libnamespace-clean-perl -
libpath-iterator-rule-perl -
libpath-tiny-perl >= 0.062
libpod-constants-perl -
libregexp-pattern-license-perl -
libscalar-list-utils-perl >= 1:1.45
libsort-key-perl -
libstrictures-perl >= 2
libstring-copyright-perl -
libstring-escape-perl -
libtry-tiny-perl -
perl >= 5.25.1
perl:any -


Name Value
devscripts << 2.16.6~


Type URL
Binary Package licensecheck_3.0.31-2_all.deb
Source Package licensecheck

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install licensecheck deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install licensecheck




2017-09-17 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.31-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix patch and adapt build to install library-part as private
library, to be multiarch-friendly.
Closes: Bug#854233. Thanks to Johannes Schauer and Helmuth Grohne.
2017-09-17 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.31-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ upstream ]
* New release.
+ Stop ship Regexp::Pattern::License, now an independent
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Tighten lintian overrides regarding License-Reference.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.1.0.
* Update copyright info: Use https protocol in file format URL.
* Update package relations:
+ (Build-)depend on libregexp-pattern-license-perl.
2017-07-06 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.30-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ upstream ]
* New release.
+ Tighten lots of license patterns to require descriptive prefix
when only an abbreviation.
Closes: Bug#862827. Thanks to Axel Beckert.
+ Fix license pattern ms_pl to detect MS Public License (not
non-free MS Permissive License).
+ Add license pattern artistic_2.
+ Improve license patterns agpl epl.
+ Improve comment marker cleanup before copyright statement parsing.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Fix clean Makefile.old.
Closes: Bug#854223. Thanks to Johannes Schauer.
* Update package relations:
+ Relax to suggest (not recommend) bash-completion (and mention its
use in long description).
Closes: Bug#864353. Thanks to Ian Jackson.
* Modernize cdbs: Check copyright in maintainer script (not during
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.0.0.
* Update package relations:
+ Relax to (build-)depend unversioned on libmoo-perl
+ Have (build-)dependency on libscalar-list-utils-perl fallback on
recent perl.
+ Stop explicitly (build-)depend on (recent perl or)
libexperimental-perl: Required version satisfied by perl even in
2017-01-24 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
licensecheck (3.0.29-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ upstream ]
* New release.
+ Drop gpl+aladdin combo license: Too exotic.
+ Fix detect BSD licenses as bare name.
+ Fix don't choke on unspecificed BSD license.
+ Document Regexp::Pattern::License as a private module.
+ Add license patterns ofl aladdin rpsl mit_cmu mit_cmu_warranty.
+ Improve license patterns ftl mit_feh mit_enna cube eurosym libpng
zlib zlib_acknowledgement.
+ Sort before enumerating ambiguously related combo licenses.
+ Streamline license parsing: Process loops of similar patterne.
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Modernize Vcs-* fields:
+ Use git subdir (not cgit).
+ Add .git suffix for Vcs-Git URL.
* Stop override lintian for
package-needs-versioned-debhelper-build-depends: Fixed in lintian.
* Update watch file: Tighten version regex.
* Update copyright info: Extend coverage of Debian packaging.

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