[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] RFS: codecrypt, the post-quantum cryptography tool

Miroslav Kratochvil exa.exa at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 14:46:23 UTC 2016


I must apologize for a bit of delay, a heap of other work came and
codecrypt had to wait.

The "pure" separated gbp repo is here --
I hope it is usuable (at least gbp doesnt complain about anything) -- if it
looks okay, I'll create an account on alioth and push it there.

Package with the new version containing some documentation improvements and
all fixes you mentioned (now 1.7.4-1) and also fixes from the discussion in
the RFS  bug (thanks to Gianfranco Costamagna) should appear on mentors in
no time (I dput'ed it ~10 mins ago).

Thanks in advance for comments on the new package.


PS. Side note about https on my site: I've set up a letsencrypt
certificate, it works in browser but uscan still reports validation errors,
at least on my machine. I guess it doesn't have letsencrypt CA cert for
some reason. I'll see if I can do something with that.

On Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at 10:46 Miroslav Kratochvil <exa.exa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the comments, I'll try try to address everything asap.
> For the packaging I'd go with (b), it seems to separate the conccepts in
> the most correct way. I'll create some repo for packaging on github, I
> guess we can eventually move it to alioth project if everything works out
> fine. The branching required in development repo for keeping debian origs
> intact would probably result in a situation that would be a bit hard to
> explain to non-debian people, with lots of development-unrelated
> branches/tags. Also thanks for examples on all the possibilities.
> Anyway:
> - The COPYING files are okay, it's the method that's recommended here:
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html paragraphs 8-9. I'll clarify
> the license names.
> - About the lintian - I just fix warnings, they usually remind me
> something that I wanted to fix earlier but was too lazy :D
> - For the https links I'll need to find a certificate for my site, it may
> take some time.
> I'll report back as soon as I correct the problems.
> -mk
> On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 at 19:07 Ximin Luo <infinity0 at debian.org> wrote:
>> Miroslav Kratochvil:
>> > Anyway, I guess that the workflow stays mostly the same and the rest of
>> the
>> > whole gbp framework with upstream branches&tags&so simply doesn't get
>> used
>> > here, is it right? At least gbp-dch and similar tools kindof refuse to
>> work
>> > without related branchwork.
>> >
>> It's still preferable to use separate branches. The reason is that Debian
>> is very release-oriented, and version you give in debian/changelog is
>> supposed to be exactly the same tarball that was released that the Debian
>> packaging is based on.
>> For example your current repo would not be suitable, because you made
>> extra commits to the non-Debian part of your software on top of v1.7.3. The
>> correct Debian version string in this case would be something like
>> 1.7.3+git20160305.34ede39-1 but in practise it's easier to just stick with
>> released versions, and use separate branches.
>> Easiest way forward for you probably would be to remove debian/, commit
>> this, address the other issues (a-e) from my other emails, release 1.7.4,
>> commit this, then you have a few options:
>> (a) re-insert debian/ on a separate "debian" branch and update
>> debian/changelog to say 1.7.4-1. You should probably also add the following
>> to debian/gbp.conf:
>> [buildpackage]
>> upstream-tree = master
>> debian-branch = debian
>> (b) keep the debian packaging files in a completely separate repo, and
>> import your tarball releases using `gbp import-orig`. You can see [1] for
>> an example. With this option, it would be preferable to keep this repo on
>> Debian's infrastructure, in which case you should create an account on
>> alioth and join our pkg-privacy group [2].
>> [1]
>> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-privacy/packages/golang-goptlib.git/log/
>> [2] https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-privacy/
>> (c) Combine (a) and (b) together, with the combined repo hosted on Debian
>> alioth. This is a bit more complex but you can see [3] for an example:
>> [3]
>> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-privacy/packages/obfs4proxy.git/log/
>> The gbp commands to run to make (c) work are a little bit more complex;
>> take a look at upstream-vcs-tag in `man gbp-import-orig` or ask me on IRC
>> for help.
>> (end stuff about repo layout)
>> Apart from that, everything looks great! I'm kind of impressed that your
>> first packaging attempt didn't show up any lintian warnings/errors :)
>> There's a few minor things to fix though:
>> debian/control:
>> - use https:// links
>>   - though firefox complains about insecure connection when I try to
>> visit https://e-x-a.org/codecrypt
>> - add Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Git fields, be sure to use https://
>> - "encryption&signing" -> "encryption and signing"
>> debian/copyright:
>> - use https:// links
>> - "GPL-3" should instead say "LGPL-3+"
>> X
>> --
>> GPG: ed25519/56034877E1F87C35
>> GPG: rsa4096/1318EFAC5FBBDBCE
>> git://github.com/infinity0/pubkeys.git
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