This layer contains a set of recipes corresponding to old, obsolete versions of software that are GPLv2 licensed where the upstreams have moved to GPLv3 licenses. These were part of OE-Core until it was realised they are a ticking timebomb with regard to security updates and general maintenance. By splitting into a separate layer, it's hoped people realise these may not be the best solution to the "no GPLv3 problem" and it should also make it clear there is a different quality of service applied to these recipes. For now, they do continue to get minimal testing by the Yocto Project but this will eventually be stopped, with anyone wanting to use them taking up the maintainership.

Setup information

Git repository

git:// web repo

Last commit: 4 years, 7 months ago (zeus branch)



The meta-gplv2 layer depends upon:

Recipe name Version Description
bash 3.2.57 An sh-compatible command language interpreter
bc 1.06 Arbitrary precision calculator language
bison 2.3 GNU Project parser generator (yacc replacement)
coreutils 6.9 The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities
cpio 2.8 GNU cpio is a program to manage archives of files
diffutils 2.8.1 Diffutils contains tools used for finding differences between files
dosfstools 2.11 DOS FAT Filesystem Utilities
ed 0.5 Line-oriented text editor
elfutils 0.148 Utilities and libraries for handling compiled object files
findutils 4.2.31 find, locate, and xargs binaries
gawk 3.1.5 GNU awk text processing utility
gdbm 1.8.3 Key/value database library with extensible hashing
gettext 0.16.1 Utilities and libraries for producing multi-lingual messages
gmp 4.2.1 GNU multiprecision arithmetic library
gnupg 1.4.7 GNU Privacy Guard - encryption and signing tools
gnutls 3.3.30 GNU Transport Layer Security Library
gperf 3.0.3 Generate a perfect hash function from a set of keywords
grep 2.5.1a Pattern matching utilities
groff GNU Troff software
grub 0.97 GRUB is the GRand Unified Bootloader
gzip 1.3.12 Standard GNU compressor
libiconv 1.11.1 Character encoding support library
libidn 0.6.14 Internationalized Domain Name support library
m4 1.4.9 Traditional Unix macro processor
make 3.81 GNU tool that controls the build process
mc Midnight Commander is an ncurses based file manager
msmtp 1.4.12 msmtp is an SMTP client.
mtools 3.9.9 Utilities to access MS-DOS disks without mounting them
nettle 2.7.1 A low level cryptographic library
patch 2.5.9 Tool for applying a patch file
readline 5.2 Library for editing typed command lines
rsync 2.6.9 File synchronization tool
rxvt-unicode 9.20 rxvt terminal clone supporting unicode
sed 4.1.2 Stream EDitor (text filtering utility)
tar 1.17 GNU file archiving program
texinfo 4.8 Documentation system for on-line information and printed output
time 1.7 Tool that measures CPU resources
which 2.18 Displays the full path of shell commands