[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#634930: gpa: GPA unusable due to "General Assuan error"

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 05:04:44 UTC 2012

I was able to compile my own version that works fine. Here is how
Debian -- or anyone else that wants to -- can fix the error. There are
two options:

Option 1:
* Debian / Ubuntu need to reintroduce gpa into the repos again, but
make gpa depend on libassuan-dev (v1 only -- not v2).
* libassuan-dev was recently upgraded to v2, so this broke gpa.
* To build properly, the config script MUST be set to assuan API v1,
not v2 (should be already).

Option 2:
* Allow gpa to depend on libassuan-dev v2.
* However, to do this, gpa MUST use the new assuan v2 API and change a
few function call stubs which violate the new v2 API (using v1 API
call stubs).
* Then gpa should build fine using the new assuan v2 API.

Kristian Erik Hermansen

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