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Re: [renamed] Debian crda?

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 03:45:30AM +1000, Kel Modderman wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 March 2009 17:39:03 Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > Last time I poked them it seemed it was not easy to figure out how to
> > > deal with, if at all, the optional but recommended RSA signature stuff
> > > [1] with the DFSG.
> > >
> > > [1] http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Regulatory#RSADigitalSignature
> > 
> > What is the percieved DFSG/RSA conflict? I can't detect any based on
> > that section of the page.
> Hi Paul,
> By default the upstream wireless-regdb tarball contains and installs a
> pre-built wireless regulatory information binary signed by John Linville's
> openssl snakeoil. It is my understanding that in Debian we would prefer to
> build the binary from its source code. That presents a problem because CRDA
> expects to see John Linville's openssl stuff. One way to work around this
> is to munge CRDA and regdb together, generate our own openssl stuff and build
> CRDA and wireless-redb at the same time. Another way to go is to do away with
> the openssl stuff during build altogether, but Luis doesn't like that, and the
> build system's need patching to support it last time I checked.

You could also patch-in support for your own signing key, provided
that would comply with whatever policies Debian has about signing keys.


John W. Linville		Someday the world will need a hero, and you
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