[Pkg-xmpp-devel] Bug#564661: libgsasl7: did not work any auth metods

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Wed Feb 3 09:06:37 UTC 2010

block 564661 561475

Premysl Hruby <dfenze at gmail.com> writes:

> gsasl: initialization failure: Low-level crypto error in SASL library

I believe this means libgsasl was built against libgcrypt in unstable,
but you are running libgsasl with libgcrypt from testing.  The version
comparison fails in libgsasl (unstable 1.4.5 > testing 1.4.4) so
libgsasl refuses to work.

The workaround should be to install libgcrypt from unstable.

I'm making it clear that resolving this bug needs libgcrypt in testing
by adding a 'block' tag.

Any ideas on how this can be avoided in the future?  It seems libgsasl7
should not enter testing until the libgcrypt version it was built
against enters testing too.  I have applied the patch below meanwhile,
which will prevent future 'gsasl' uploads from entering testing before
libgcrypt in unstable enters testing.  It won't solve the problem with
the current libgsasl7 in testing though...


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