new testsuite errors with gcrypt 1.5 and gnutls 2.17.1
wk at gnupg.org
Mon Jul 25 13:30:50 CEST 2011
On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:51, tmraz at redhat.com said:
> gcry_sexp_nth_mpi() ? Is there currently any known use in existing
> software that expects the GCRY_MPI_FMT_STD if 0 is specified as format
> in gcry_sexp_nth_mpi()?
We can't know for sure. Libgcrypt is also used by proprietary
applications and thus we have no way to check it.
Before I released 1.5.0 I did a web search and found some code using
Libgcrypt. Except for GnuPG and GNUTLS they all seemed to do it right.
Unfortunately I forgot to notify the GNUTLS maintainers.
I even pondered with a system wide Libgcrypt option to change the
default so that in case of a problem this could be easily fixed.
However that might be worse than just fixing the applications right
It is clearly a bug but Libgcrypt and I prefer to fix bugs than to
maintain bug emulation code for all eternity. There will be a GnuPG
2.0.18 shortly just to address this problem. I have not heard about
other projects suffering from that bug. gold(1) seems to be a more
severe problem than this bug fix.
Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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