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Re: Fwd: Cryptokit port to Numerix

ARHG..... Nein


I have packaged cryptokit and made an ITP for it. The package is ready
but missing sponsorship and numeric. 

Well, i hope it doesn't take too much time for you to package it...

Anyway, actually there is still the numeric problem...

Sylvain LE GALL

On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 10:09:27AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 01:30:01PM -0800, Michael K. Edwards wrote:
> > Sven -
> > 
> > Fabio suggested that I contact you for help with packaging the Numerix and 
> > Cryptokit OCaml libraries.  (He and Peter are packaging the SKS OpenPGP 
> Cool. 
> Please notice that there is also the debian-ocaml-maint mailing lists,
> where all the debian/ocaml maintainers and some other interested in
> packaging ocaml stuff in debian gather. You should consider joining
> there.
> > keyserver, which uses these libraries, and I wound up packaging the libraries 
> > in the course of getting an SKS instance up.)  I have attached the e-mail I 
> > sent to Xavier Leroy (the Cryptokit upstream) offering him my changes to 
> And the ocaml upstream too.
> > Cryptokit to replace its use of the non-free Nat bignum library with Numerix.
> Mmm, Xavier did already reimplement bignum in the CVS version. I am
> considering packaging it in experimental for now. Can you make use of
> that ? Also the copyright is actually in HP hands, and i asked Bdale to
> look into it. Sadly, he has not time, and the actual stuff seems to be
> lost in huge piles of paperwork inherited from Dec and then Compaq.
> > Preliminary numerix and cryptokit source packages are on http://
> > www-static.sane.net/.  I originally cribbed debian/rules, etc. from extlib, 
> > but am now rewriting them based on your pcre-ocaml source package.  (It seems 
> Well, it is more Stefano's package, but it is true that we currently
> co-maintain it. Also, there is the ocaml-pkg or whatever alioth project,
> which include the SVN repository where we are migrating our
> co-maintained packages to.
> > best to use ocaml-findlibs, and hopefully the weirdness I am having with 
> I personnally don't like findlibs, but indeed it is a good tool to use.
> > bytecode compilation of the ported cryptokit will go away.)  Up until a 
> > couple of days ago I had never used OCaml, so I could definitely use 
> > packaging pointers.
> Did you read the ocaml-packaging-policy ? It is in the SVN repository,
> but also in /usr/lib/ocaml/3.07.
> > IANADD, so I will also need an upload sponsor if these packages are to go into 
> > the archive.  Peter and Fabio have both expressed willingness, but Fabio 
> > thought it would be good to have a sponsor who uses OCaml.  I would 
> Yep. Altough they still can sponsor the actual uploads, and we can give
> you counsel on packaging and everything.
> > appreciate it very much if you would consider sponsoring.  (My changes to 
> > Cryptokit will obviously need some review before they are uploaded; the 
> > upstream cryptokit can't go into main because it depends on non-free parts 
> > that have been removed from ocaml, and it would be nice if cryptokit and sks 
> > made it into sarge main.)
> You should have asked before. I believe that the API-identic
> reimplementation that is currently in the ocaml CVS should have been
> enough to not need your work, altough i don't really understand the
> issues involved here. I will do a ocaml-cvs package, and you can then
> try it out, and tell me more about it.
> BTW, is cryptokit packaged, and if so, in which package does it belong ?
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther
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