On Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 07:45:00PM +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> The API has also changed a little bit, but the only package in
> Debian/main build-depending on (and correctly building with)
> gnutls13 but not with gnutls26 is wwwoffle. (#450852: patch in
> bts). Because of this I am intending to keep the libgnutls-dev package
> There is also a license change, libgnutls-extra (including the openssl
> wrapper) has gone from GPLv2+ to GPLv3+. I have checked *directly*
> linking packages for license incompabilities. libgnutls-extra is rarely
> used and most of the users are GPLv2+ themselves. These packages will
> break however:
> * lynx and lynx-cur (Forwarded upstream
> http://news.gmane.org/find-root.php?message_id=%3cf7a755%2d7ch.ln1%40argenau.downhill.at.eu.org%3e )
> * ssmtp #456442
> * freewheeling #456433 (already forwarded upstream)
> Any thoughts on the timing? Would it perhaps be helpful if I uploaded
> a gnutls26 without libgnutls-dev (i.e. just library, -guile, -dbg and
> -bin) to unstable and wait until it is has gone to testing before
> really starting the transition?
I assume this will be a new source package name, rather than using
'gnutls13' as the source package for gnutls26? In that case, the transition
to testing should be relatively painless. If gnutls26 is not RC-buggy, it
should transition on its own to testing in ~10 days, including the new -dev
package, so any packages rebuilt against it in that time will also have the
normal waiting period.
IOW, I don't see any reason to delay taking over the libgnutls-dev package.
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