[Rpm-maint] Migration from Beecrypt to NSS

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Thu Nov 1 13:36:03 UTC 2007

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, Tomas Mraz wrote:

> 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.

Ok, excellent.

I'll stick the 4.2.2-based patch to rawhide as soon as it opens after 
Fedora 8 release, that should provide a good shakedown for any remaining 

 	- Panu -

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