Clonewise is a tool to detect package-level clones.
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If the results are not what you expect - for example, if no output is shown, or you think the service crashed - then submit a bug report to Bugzilla. Include the md5 hash of the zip archive or binary causing problems. We'll try to fix it or help you out as soon as possible.
Code clones are duplicated fragments of code. Package-level clones tell us when an entire package, like a library, is copied or embedded in another piece of software. Some people refer to these clones as embedded code copies. Think libpng embedded in Firefox.
The problem with clones is that the cloned code isn't often updated. Everytime a vulnerability occurs in libpng or libtiff, every single clone of that in an operating system must be individual patched or updated. Using system wide libraries solve this problem.