[Rpm-maint] Migration from Beecrypt to NSS

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Thu Nov 1 13:08:40 UTC 2007

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 12:10 +0100, Tomas Mraz wrote:
>> The patch https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=245451
>> which I have attached to
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=348131
>> provides migration of RPM from using Beecrypt to NSS.
>> The patch should apply to the current 4.2.2 branch.
>> As NSS base64 encoding support is not as flexible as we need I have
>> imported and modified base64 encoding source from public domain base64
>> encoder project http://libb64.sourceforge.net/.
>> The patch shouldn't break any public API/ABI.
>> Comments? Reviews?

Looks sane to me, ignoring the fact that I'm blissfully ignorant of inner 
crypto :) Cursory testing shows it appears to work too, and even slightly 
faster (a few percents on my laptop) than with beecrypt.

> IMO, this step is a great idea, however at least I would prefer to let
> major changes (such as this) to go into the trunk, first.

Sure. We actually agreed with Tomas he'd do the initial development against 
4.4.x to have a stable base to work on as HEAD's been in quite a bit of 
flux and then forward port it.

> Would it be possible to provide a patch against the trunk?

I already started looking at it, although Tomas or someone else beats me 
to it I wont mind ;)

The amount of rejects is pretty big but those are mainly due to the 
splint-annotation removal and make-cleanups in HEAD, not because the 
related code has changed (it hasn't really) so it shouldn't be hard at 

 	- Panu -

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