[exim] [exim-dev] Exim 4.80 RC4 uploaded

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Thu May 24 18:03:10 UTC 2012

On 2012-05-24 Janne Snabb <snabb at epipe.com> wrote:
> On 2012-05-22 01:17, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> I have just uploaded to Debian/experimental, packages should be
>> available after the next mirrror run.

> Just some feedback:

> I have been running this package on Debian sid for a couple of days with
> no problems. I also built the package on Ubuntu 12.04 and have not seen
> any problems there either. Both are quite simple low volume systems
> though. Looks like ready for deployment.

Thank you for the feedback.

> PS. I am wondering why are most Debian packages, including Exim,
> depending on libgnutls-dev instead of libgnutls28-dev, which provides
> GnuTLS 3.x which seems to work fine with Exim and has many improvements.
> I suppose there is some policy reason for that....

License reasons. GnuTLS 3.x is LGPLv3+ and therefore cannot be used
with GPLv2 (without "or later clause") software. Some important GnuTLS
using software (cups) is GPLv2. For the time being we will rather keep
using the old GnuTLS for all software as having only pieces upgraded
will make maintance harder.

cu andreas
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so grateful to you.'
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