Bug 519443 - Use system libs for gnutls and libtasn1
Summary: Use system libs for gnutls and libtasn1
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libmicrohttpd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Niemueller
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-26 16:24 UTC by Tim Niemueller
Modified: 2010-11-24 22:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: libmicrohttpd-0.9.2-3.fc14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-24 22:43:38 UTC
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Description Tim Niemueller 2009-08-26 16:24:55 UTC
Description of problem:
libmicrohttpd includes its own version of GnuTLS and a stripped down minitasn1 based on libtasn1. Not only does this increase the size of the libraries for no real reason, it might even be a security problem, since a security updates for GnuTLS will likely take longer to appear in the libmicrohttpd tree, and in Fedora eventually (cf. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Duplication_of_system_libraries).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
libmicrohttpd-0.4.2 (from Koji, update has not been issued?)

Additional info:
The libraries are in src/daemon/https. Symbols got a MHD__ prefix, which means that a patch not only to the build system but to the source files themselves has to be applied to use the system-wide GnuTLS lib.

The first step should be to communicate with upstream if they have plans to remove the embedded GnuTLS version, or reasoning why they did this. If they refuse to do so a patch must be maintained to eliminate the duplicated lib for the Fedora package.

Comment 1 Erik van Pienbroek 2009-09-19 18:18:51 UTC
A bugreport about this situation has been issued upstream: https://gnunet.org/mantis/view.php?id=1495

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:43:07 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 4 Tim Niemueller 2010-11-04 13:34:34 UTC
Since the last version packaged is from June, but the upstream bug reports says fixed only in July I assume this is not fixed, yet. Therefore reassigning to rawhide. What are the plans for upgrading to 0.9.2? Are there compatibility problems to be expected?

Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-11-07 15:48:00 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-11-16 15:55:16 UTC
libmicrohttpd-0.9.2-3.fc14,fawkes-0.4-7.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2010-11-16 23:18:57 UTC
libmicrohttpd-0.9.2-3.fc14, fawkes-0.4-7.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update libmicrohttpd fawkes'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libmicrohttpd-0.9.2-3.fc14,fawkes-0.4-7.fc14

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2010-11-24 22:43:29 UTC
libmicrohttpd-0.9.2-3.fc14, fawkes-0.4-7.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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