[Rpm-maint] Migration from Beecrypt to NSS

Tomas Mraz tmraz at redhat.com
Thu Nov 1 13:18:31 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 15:08 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> 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 ;)
I'm already porting it and I'm almost finished as there were no
substantial changes in the code touched by the patch. I'll attach the
trunk patch to the bug report.

Tomas Mraz
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                                              Turkish proverb

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