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Re: Pending gnutls28 transition (openssl wrapper)

On 2011-10-28 Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> wrote:
> libgnutls-openssl27 is already in sid, it's not going away afaict.  If
> you mean "stop building it from gnutls26, build it from gnutls28
> instead" then that doesn't require NEW processing.

live and learn. I thought adding something always required NEW.

> I'm also not sure what the intention is with libgnutls-dev.  Is the plan
> to have it built from gnutls28 eventually, or keep it in gnutls26?

The main point is to drop gnutls26 eventually. Building libgnutls-dev
from gnutls28 again will probably be a step on that road.

> What's the "handholding" you refer to above?

* Check license compatibilty.
* There is API breakage.[1] Some functions have been dropped,
  multithreaded programs usually need a change. 
* Some packages  wich use both gcrypt and gnutls directly might need
  not only an added build-dependency on gcrypt but also updated
  autoconf code to add gcrypt, since it is no longer automatically
  pulled in by gnutls.

cu andreas

[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnutls-devel/2011-08/msg00033.html
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