Bug 346711

Summary: Port coreutils to use NSS library for cryptography
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Ondrej Vasik <ovasik>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: kdudka, poelstra, tmraz, twaugh
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Description Peter Vrabec 2007-10-23 06:17:12 EDT
coreutils should be ported to use NSS library for cryptography.
See the tracking bug for details and links on how it could be done.
Comment 1 Kamil Dudka 2008-08-27 07:48:28 EDT
This is (maybe incomplete) list of affected coreutils utilities:
  base64 - encoding/decoding
  md5sum, sha1sum, sha224sum, sha256sum, sha384sum, sha512sum - hash algorithms

Upstream has rejected porting this utilities to NSS at this time, because replacement of working hash algorithms are not very useful from upstream perspective.

I am also not sure if coreutils fundamental utilities (like md5sum) should be dependent on NSS library.
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2010-03-16 08:36:26 EDT
Based on comment #1 closing WONTFIX.