[Python-modules-team] Bug#813138: python-gnutls: Still depends on libgnutls-deb0-28 instead of libgnutls30

Teddy Hogeborn teddy at recompile.se
Sun Mar 13 01:06:59 UTC 2016

peter green <plugwash at p10link.net> writes:

> > even after a binNMU python-gnutls still depends on libgnutls-deb0-28
> > as it does not make use of the shlibs system. Please upgrade to use
> > GnuTLS 3.4
> It's easy enough to change the gnutls version to 30 and update the
> package dependencies.
> Unfortunately after doing so the code doesn't work. I get loads of
> errors trying to import functions that no longer exist, I tried to
> remove/fix these imports but I still couldn't get the examples in the
> package to work.
> ccing the maintainers of mandos which seems to be the only reverse
> dependency of this package.

In Mandos, it was easy enough to forgo the use of the python-gnutls
module entirely and simply write our own pseudo-module which calls the
GnuTLS library direcly through ctypes, so that's what we did.

On the other hand, there seems to be some upstream activity -
Python-GnuTLS 3.0.0 was released on March 9th, claiming to support
GnuTLS 3.2 and later.

/Teddy Hogeborn

The Mandos Project
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