Why use an old GNUTLS?
alexl at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Sep 16 12:37:31 UTC 2007
>>>>> "L" == Leo writes:
L> Hi there, I found some problems with gnutls-1.4.5-2.fc7. One of
L> them has caused an Emacs package Gnus to fail to retrieve emails
L> via pop. I don't know if the bug has been fixed in latest GNUTLS
L> 2.0 but version 1.4.5 is so old and many bugs have been fixed. Is
L> there a reason to stick to an old GNUTLS? Any plan to fix the bug?
>>>>> "AL" == Alex Lancaster writes:
AL> For the reasons you state, I agree it would be bad to have to wait
AL> around until F9 to get gnutls updated. I have been having
AL> problems with gnutls-1.4.5, not with POP, but with outgoing SMTP
AL> traffic to my university's SMTP server with Emacs/Gnus.
Hmm, I notice that gnutls is used as a shared library in many
applications that it might be non-trivial to update if the .so version
is bumped because it will require a lot of rebuilds.
$ rpm -q gnutls --provides
gnutls = 1.4.5-2.fc7
$ rpm -q --whatrequires libgnutls.so.13
I wonder what .so version gnutls will provide and if it is
source-compatible with applications that have been compiled in the
past with gnutls <= 1.4.5.
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