Why use an old GNUTLS?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Sep 17 11:19:11 UTC 2007

Leo wrote:
> On 2007-09-16 13:37 +0100, Alex Lancaster wrote:
>> 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.
> That's why it is difficult for users to upgrade this package. I try to
> remove Gnutls and that will remove 299 packages that depend on it as
> well.

Does anyone know if this new GnuTLS is API and/or ABI compatible?  I 
know that they broke a load of API functions between 1.0 and 1.4, which 
required a source patches and retesting for libvirt.


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