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Re: Mutt-testing requires libgnutls-unstable?

Okido. Sounds logical indeed, thanks for the explanation. :-)


On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 01:07:39AM -0700, Neil Spring wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 08:28:10AM +0200, Auke Jilderda wrote:
> mutt 'suggests' libgnutls5.  It does not 'depend' on it
> because for everyone else who doesn't use imap over tls,
> libgnutls5 is not required.  libgnutls5 is loaded
> dynamically, and if not used, mutt runs just fine, like the
> other things it suggests (gnupg, ispell) and in contrast to
> such things it really needs (libc6, libncurses5).
> "Suggests" does not prevent packages from moving into
> testing.  This is good because it keeps packages from
> breaking when other packages they don't really need
> disappear or are renamed.
> Both are good design decisions.  Hence Marco's brief 
> but accurate "Yes."
> libgnutls5 is not presently in testing because it hasn't
> been in unstable long enough.
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/g/gnutls5.html
> Now, add unstable to your sources.list, add a pin to your
> apt/preferences file, apt-get install libgnutls5, and be
> happy.  
> -neil
> yes, I use mutt with tls on machines running testing, but
> eagerly install the latest libgnutls.

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