[kde-freebsd] libassuan

Jason E. Hale bsdkaffee at gmail.com
Wed May 12 11:20:49 CEST 2010

On Wednesday 12 May 2010 00:34:37 Doug Barton wrote:
> Howdy,
> I'm writing this message to inquire about updating ports that depend on
> libassuan. It's currently at version 1.0.5, and the latest gnupg
> (2.0.15) requires libassuan 2.0.0. There is an open PR that discusses
> this issue, where Jason mentions that updating libassuan would be
> problematic for the KDE stuff:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/144186
> The ports that currently depend on libassuan (other than gnupg) are the
> following:
> Port:	kdepim-4.4.3
> Port:	dirmngr-1.0.3
> Port:	gpa-0.9.0_3
> I'm writing to you because you are the maintainer of one of those ports.
> So that's the background, now the question. Are any of those 3 ports any
> closer to having the ability to use libassuan 2.x? The lack of backwards
> compatibility in gnupg 2.0.15 is annoying, but it's a fact of life, so
> we need to find a solution that's going to allow us to update the
> relevant bits.
> Thanks,
> Doug

This transition is a little annoying, but I still think it will be much less 
of a hassle to do it all together so there aren't any compatibility issues. 
AFAIK, nothing has really changed from what I wrote about in the PR.

I maintain gpa and I could use what is in the CVS for it to make it compatible 
with libassuan 2.x.  They have not made an official release that works with 
libassuan 2.x.

There is a release candidate for dirmngr-1.1.0 which works with libassuan 2.x.  
That RC is from March 9, so there hasn't been much movement on that.

Support for libassuan 2.x is in the KDE SVN and should be included in KDE 4.5 
which is due out in August.

- Jason

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