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Re: HEADS UP: upcoming change to libgcrypt and other gnupg libraries for Enigmail backport

Hi Antoine, dkg,

On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 01:09:39PM +0100, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 09:08:42AM +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > However given the impact of these library updates, I was wondering
> > if we have considered to just mark enigmail as EOL in jessie? Obviously if we
> > can keep supporting stuff we should do that, but as you say these library
> > updates affect important unrelated rdeps so we need to weigh that.
> +1

I've read this thread multiple times now and came to conclude that
Moritz and Emilio are probably right here, also because - afaics - noone
besides you two have tested the packages on
https://people.debian.org/~anarcat/debian/jessie-lts/ and also mostly
concerning whether they fix enigmail, not so much for subtile breakage
in other parts. (Or did I miss something?)

Then I also looked at the packages LTS customers (=sponsors) are using
and noted neither enigmail nor libgcrypt20 are among those, so while I
agree breaking/not fixing/declaring EOL of enigmail will be sad for our
jessie users, I also think that most web users are using modern desktops
now (though of course those still on jessie are bitten) and that keeping
jessie stable should have highest priority.

Of course, more tests could probably convince me again in the other
direction.. ;)


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