Binary distributability of codeblocks: GPL & OpenSSL conflict

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Mon May 4 02:47:55 PDT 2015

[waking the thread from the dead]

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:14 AM, Joshua Root wrote:
> On 2014-7-11 04:52 , Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to ask if there is any chance to make Code::Blocks
>> distributable and what would have to be done.
>>> /opt/local/var/macports/sources/ -v codeblocks
>> "codeblocks" is not distributable because its license "gpl" conflicts
>> with license "OpenSSL" of dependency "openssl"
>> Codeblocks depends on boost which further depends on openssl.
> Not quite, boost depends on python27 which depends on openssl.
> Check if codeblocks is linked against the boost libs that use python,
> and also check if the boost python libs use any of python's SSL-using
> modules. If not, you can add 'license_noconflict boost' to codeblocks.

I'm probably blind, but I'm unable to find *any* library that would
even link against boost.

The headers are used in NassiShneiderman, but
    otool -L /opt/local/lib/codeblocks/plugins/
doesn't shouw any link against boost. I also don't see anything trying
to link against boost in Makefiles.

    if test "x$BUILD_NASSISHNEIDERMAN_TRUE" = "x" ; then

I'll add 'license_noconflict boost' like you suggested.

(The build is broken on 10.9 and later, but I have no clue how to fix it.)

>> A while ago it was apparently distributable – or at least one file
>> exists in
> That was before the boost dependency was added.
> - Josh

Thank you,

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