[GNUPG HEAD] sqlite3 compatibility issue

Ineiev ineiev at gnu.org
Thu May 18 18:14:18 CEST 2017

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 08:59:06AM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> On Thu 2017-05-18 08:50:21 -0400, Ineiev wrote:
> > GnuPG doesn't build with sqlite 3.7.9 because it has
> > no sqlite3_errstr ().
> sqlite3 3.7.9 is positively ancient.  even debian oldstable has 3.7.13.

3.7.13 doesn't seem to have sqlite3_errstr (), either.

> why should we support such an old version of this library?

3.7.9 is what comes with Trisquel 6.0, and Trisquel 6.0 is still
supported by Trisquel maintainers.  I believe there must be
other distros who provide at least equally old libraries.

> I'd imagine
> there are sqlite3 security problems that have been fixed since the
> release of 3.7.9 (though i haven't dug in that project's archives to
> verify).

I guess they either backported the fixes, or there have been
no real ones.

Thank you!
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