Uploading gnutls26 2.8.1 to sid

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sat Aug 1 06:28:11 UTC 2009


since there might be a freeze this year I would like like to upload
gnutls 2.8.1 to sid soonish. The soname is unchanged just shlibs
have been bumped.

The major pain is this one: In the new stable release libgnutls-config
and the m4 helper code for invoking it from ./configure have been
dropped. Imho this is a good thing since it can lessen unneeded library
linkage. Since gnutls has supported pkg-config for a long time the
needed changes to ./configure.ac usually are one-liners.

I test-built the build-depending packages in May and submitted bug
reports on failing ones:
About 40% of the packages have already been fixed, most of the
rest either have a patch or are forward upstream with suggested patch

Uploading gnutls 2.8.1 to sid will make the yet unfixed bug reports
rc, adding 21 rc bugs to lenny. I can continue to track this and if
necessary fix them by NMU.

In the improbable case that this ends up blocking the release there is
the ugly, but rather easy way of temporary re-adding libgnutls-config
as Debian specific patch. So please give me a go. ;-)

cu andreas
`What a good friend you are to him, Dr. Maturin. His other friends are
so grateful to you.'
`I sew his ears on from time to time, sure'

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