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Re: Mass bug filing: gcrypt7/gnutls10 => gcrypt11/gnutls11

On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 01:47:28AM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> I plan to do a mass bug filing (Priority: Important) tomorrow.

> There are 108 (binary) packages which still depend on libcrypt7 or
> gnutls10. gcrypt7/gnutls10 are not supported by Upstream. Further
> rationale has been posted to d-release last week[1]. See also today's
> DWN issue.

> The move to gcrypt11 and gnutls11 should be painless and only require
> a recompilation in most cases; this has been tested extensively. If there
> are problems, I or Upstream will be happy to assist.

> My goal is to have *no* packages depend on gcrypt7 or gnutls10 in Sarge.

This transition plan is still subject to the base freeze already in

Packages whose dependencies are already frozen for debian-installer's
benefit must not be rebuilt against gnutls11 or gcrypt11 at this time.
(AFAIK, the only package in this category is exim4.)

If and when the debootstrap maintainers agree to adding gnutls11 and
gcrypt11 to the list of base packages for sarge, it would be possible to
rebuild exim4 to use the new libraries, but this requires careful
coordination to avoid breaking the installer at an inappropriate time
(and all times between now and the sarge release are inappropriate).

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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