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Bug#820816: marked as done (stop using gnulib)

From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Subject: Bug#820816: marked as done (stop using gnulib)
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:09:14 +0000

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and subject line Re: Bug#820816: stop using gnulib
has caused the Debian Bug report #820816,
regarding stop using gnulib
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: stop using gnulib Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:45:21 -0400
Source: libidn
Severity: normal

the use of gnulib in this package makes it significantly harder to
backport security patches around the different Debian suites. I have
spent a long time trying to figure out how to update the gnulib source
code in libidn for CVE-2015-2059, for example. it was pretty painful!

using an external library like libunistring would be much better. i
understand that gnulib is necessary to port to certain environments
for the GNU system, but this here is Debian, we can certainly do

this would also be in accordance with ยง4.13:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 
'stable'), (1, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: Bug#820816: stop using gnulib Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:05:53 +0200
I'm closing this as it appears there is nothing actionable to do here.
I'm happy to improve things if you have ideas, but I don't see any way
to improve the situation given the information we have in this report.


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