Bug#230941: libgnomevfs2-dev: depends on libgnutls7-dev while the latest stable gnutls package is libgnutls10-dev

Filip Van Raemdonck Filip Van Raemdonck <mechanix@debian.org>, 230941@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:29:38 +0100

severity 230941 normal

On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 05:23:02PM +0100, Jordi Mallach wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 04:13:24PM +0100, Goran Thyni wrote:
> > stops development with latest and greatest gnutls 1.0
> > since removing libgnutls7-dev removes all of Gnome 2 development files
> Well, this is annoying, but I guess it's not critical.

But the reporter is right, in that it keeps Debian at least partially from
moving forward to gnutls 1.0.
Slightly upping the severity for this.

I just checked Fedora core 1 gnome-vfs2, and they link to openssl instead
of gnutls so we're already fucked as far as ABI compatibility is
concerned. That's definitely no reason to stick with gnutls7.[1]

> What do you guys think? I think it's probably too late to switch to
> gnutls10 (although it'd be good).

Someone should prod the mips buildd to build 2.4.1-4.1; I don't understand
why it hasn't even tried yet.
The package should be able to migrate to testing right away then.

Once that's happened, I see no reason not to move on to gnutls 1.0.



[1] Why are we linking to gnutls instead? Supposedly to allow GPL soft to
    link to gnome-vfs? We should probably discuss this with RH/Fedora
    people and agree to use the same ssl library in both distributions, be
    it openssl or gnutls.

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