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Re: RFH: dropbear initramfs support

Hi Gerrit,

On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at 11:23:04 +0000, Gerrit Pape wrote:
> Thanks for the help.  I'd be happy to have the initramfs functionality
> split out and maintained separately.  If a binary/service split is
> necessary, I'd prefer to have a "dropbear" package with the binaries,
> and a "dropbear-run" package with the service.

As I mentioned when answering [0] Simon earlier in this thread, the
downside of reusing the “dropbear” name (without an explicit Depends:
dropbear-initramfs) is that users might brick their system when
upgrading.  Would you find Adam's solution [1] acceptable, i.e. make
“dropbear” a transitional package depending on both “dropbear-run”
(service) and “dropbear-initramfs”, which both in turn depend on
“dropbear-bin” (binaries).  As Adam noted, the “dropbear” name would be
available again in Buster.
> Unfortunately I cannot support you, but don't hesitate to NMU the
> dropbear package to be able to proceed.

Will do, thanks.  This will also be the occasion to upgrade to 2015.67
[2] :-)


[0] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/06/msg00000.html
[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/06/msg00001.html
[2] https://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/CHANGES

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