Why all these new packages?

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Thu Aug 16 16:16:45 PDT 2007


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> In case anyone hasn't noticed, I've added several packages all having
> to do with the GnuPG and GnuTLS projects. I'll be adding several more
> as well. There are several reasons for this:
>
> 1. I saw this monstrosity (that I put in the book) in the dependencies
>    for kdepim:
>
>    GPGME (requires Libgcrypt-1.2.4 then Pth-2.0.7 then Libassuan-1.0.2 then
>     Libksba, pinentry, OpenSC and then GnuPG-1.9.x)
>
>   Some of which is not even accurate (pinentry and OpenSC are probably
>   not required). So I wanted to clean this up some.
>
> 2. I was tired as hell of seeing (it was in about 10 places) the
>    dependency of:
>
>    GnuTLS (which needs libgcrypt, which needs libgpg-error)
>
>    So I added GnuTLS and that issue is now cleaned up.
>
> 3. Sooner or later we'll probably move to GnuPG-2.x. When we do, all
>    the packages I'm putting in the book will be required. So may as well
>    do it, while it's fresh in my mind and I have time and motivation.
>
>
> Thoughts from others? Am I wasting my time?
>
>   

Good job, thanks!

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



More information about the blfs-dev mailing list