I’m working on creating a package for installing the Unreal Engine in Gentoo Linux.
The way our package manager works, I cannot use Setup.sh to fetch the dependencies, due to a “network sandbox” feature that prevents network access aside from downloading a pre-designated list of URLs.
In order to get around this, I have created a small python script that fetches all the dependencies (much like GitDependencies.exe does). My plan is to re-package these as a tarball, and then host it somewhere like google docs or megaupload.
So, a few questions:
- Does it violate the EULA for me to redistribute these dependencies like this?
- Would there be any interest in a patch to GitDepencies.exe to specify an output directory for the download (this would obviate the need for my little python script). I’m not too familiar with C# but I think I could figure this out
- If it DOES violate the EULA, is there any way for Epic to host these archives? was this the old way of doing it and then it changed for some reason?
Thank you for your time and consideration.