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Re: libselinux1 - required

On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 22:10:32 +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net> said: 

> On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 08:24:31PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
>> * Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton (lkcl@lkcl.net) wrote:
>> > any progress on making libselinux1 a "Required" package?
>> > 
>> > the possibility of having debian/selinux is totally dependent on
>> > this one thing happening.
>> > 
>> > no libselinux1="Required", no debian/selinux [all dependent
>> > packages e.g. coreutils will be "policy violations"].
>> Uhhh, it's the other way around.  Get coreutils to Depend on
>> libselinux1 and it'll be brought up to Required.  You don't get the
>> library "Required" first, having a library be "Required" but
>> nothing "Required" actually depending on it is senseless.

>  last time i spoke to him [name forgotten] the maintainer of
>  coreutils would not accept the coreutils patches - already
>  completed and demonstrated as working and sitting on
>  http://selinux.lemuria.org/newselinux - because libselinux1 is not
>  a "Required" package, and could not be made a "Required" package
>  because of the sarge freeze.

        There is a reason not to accept that patch. It applies to an
 older version of coreutils, and is set up to use old SELinux

>  either way i don't particularly care.

        Then please, let those of us who care about integrating
 SELinux into current Debian infrastructure get a move on. There is no
 reason to be quite so confrontational, the maintainers (Micheal
 Stone, in this case) are freindly, courteous, and cooperative, and
 things shall get integrated when we work through the issue around
 them (like, would the patches work on non linux arches?)

>  well - the bit i care about is that libselinux1 should have been
>  made "Required" some time well over a year ago.

        Debian releases stuff when we are ready. And we are getting

        People interested should have a look at Bug#312426

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