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Re: Crypto consolidation in debian ?

Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> wrote:
> On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 02:29:39PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> Also libgcrypt does not seem to be designed to be used indirectly (via
>> gnutls) without knowing and caring about it. (Threading, secmem).
>> Which is why about 50% of all gnutls-using packages are using
>> gcry_control.

> This is the root cause, I think.  libgcrypt was developed as part of
> gnutls, and although it's a separate library, it's insufficiently
> generalised.  It's implicitly doing things the way gnutls wanted them
> doing,

I am not sure, but afaik the primary target for libgcrypt was
gnupg(2). gnutls happened later. libgcrypt is not developed as part of
gnutls, there are different upstream authors.

cu andreas

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