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Re: [GNUnet-developers] debian packages

From: Glenn McGrath
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] debian packages
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 10:35:17 +1000

On Sat, 18 May 2002 21:18:11 +0200
"Robert Millan" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 09:44:19AM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > 
> > > On Saturday 18 May 2002 11:42 am, you wrote:
> > > 
> > > A few people have indicated that they may be interested, but I have
> > > yet to get a definite confirmation that somebody is really working
> > > on it, so I guess, the answer is that there is nothing to start from
> > > yet (except maybe the rpm).
> > > 
> > 
> > I am interested, but im just as happy for someone alse to do it.
> I just packaged it, see
> I don't have much time to maintain it though, would you like to take
> maintainance of the package?
> Besides, there is a problem for inclusion in Debian, and it's something
> that affects the upstream project too. GNUnet is linked against the
> openssl libraries whose license disallows linking of GPL code against
> them.
> My proposed solution is that you switch to GNUtls, which although
> not very mature, looks like a sane software piece.

This was discused recently, and i agree with you completely, however it
isnt seen as a problem here.

This issue is the only reason why im hesitant to take responsibility for a
debian package of GNUnet.

> The other (minor) problem is that the autoconf/automake stuff is not
> pregenerated, and building it in the package is problematic for
> building-dependencies, manual cleaning and packaging utilities
> differring generated files. could you distribute it with
> already run?
I dont see that as a problem, it only has to build-depend on autoconf-2.13
i think.


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