[Pkg-julia-devel] Bug#839668: Bug#839668: julia: New upstream release

Peter Colberg peter at colberg.org
Sun Jul 9 19:55:55 UTC 2017

Hi Mateusz,

On Sun, Jul 09, 2017 at 06:18:17AM +0200, Mateusz Kaduk wrote:
> Julia 0.6.0 has been released, many libraries do not work with version 0.4.7 anymore.

The situation regarding the lack of TLS support in Debian’s libgit2
package remains unchanged. The OpenSSL license is incompatible with
commonly used GPL versions. Although libgit2 has an OpenSSL license
exception, julia uses at least one other GPL-licensed library (FFTW)
without such an exception. The OpenSSL project has recently called for
contributors to accept a relicensing [1] to the Apache License 2.0;
however, it remains to be seen whether and when this will succeed.

We intend to upload julia 0.6 to experimental soon, but it will lack
support for external packages as a consequence of the above issue and
as such will be unfit for inclusion in the next Debian stable release.

The best you can do at this point is follow the status of the most
recent pull request [2] for inclusion of an alternative TLS backend
based on mbedTLS into libgit2.


[1] https://license.openssl.org/
[2] https://github.com/libgit2/libgit2/pull/4173

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