Uploading gnutls26 2.8.1 to sid

Luk Claes luk at debian.org
Thu Aug 6 15:32:54 UTC 2009

Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Hello,
> 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:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org
> About 40% of the packages have already been fixed, most of the
> rest either have a patch or are forward upstream with suggested patch
> there.
> 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. ;-)




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