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Saturday, March 26, 2011

SBBS, cryptlib, and Debian


As Peter Gutmanns CryptLib is currently used in a program I'm interested in (SBBS) , I periodically look at packaging it for Debian since it not already in Debian;  especially since SBBS upstream includes the source and/or compiled libraries for the cryptlib version they use in the SBBS source code distribution (which Debian is generally against: [embedded code copies]).

However, I again find that there are at least licensing issues against the possibility of packaging cryptlib for Debian, in that I found another note about the issues with cryptlib which I found at www.debian-administration.org.  (Note that the entry there also contains a link to a git repository that contains the articles authors work on debian packaging for it.)

Wonder how much trouble it would be to investigate using an SSL library with a better license for SBBS...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TinyTIC Debian Test release 0.6.1-2~1

Created a test package for TInyTIC v0.6.1-2
  • Change to using quilt instead of dpatch for patching.
  • Added note about the TinyTIC related code repositories.
  • Add entries noting packaging changes to debian/changelog.
  • Explicitly set as package format 1.0

Used git-buildpackage to build a test package, which I signed & installed in my local package repository for local testing.

Monday, March 14, 2011

TinyTIC debian/control

Further updates to the Debian packaging for TinyTIC.
  •  Set Standards Version from 3.7.3 to 3.8.4
  •  Found that I'd already done a test amd64 build.  Can't use it because it's actually using a different diff file.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011