On Thu, 2019-12-05 at 23:53 +0100, Baptiste Jonglez wrote:
I plan to orphan crypto++  soon: I don't maintain any package that depends on it anymore, and it's becoming annoying to maintain.
For instance, there was a significant security issue on July 2019 , and 5 months later there is still no upstream release even though a patch is available . I just patched the Arch package but it raises the question of whether we want to have such a crypto library in our repositories.
Here are the packages that currently depend on crypto++:
- ceph (makedepends)
If nobody steps up to adopt it before December 20th, I will drop it to the AUR. In that case, I will send a reminder to find a solution for the above packages.
Since I have 2 packages depending on it, I may have to take it off your hands.
That said, I've been considering dropping clementine to AUR for a while. It needs a lot of patching, is built from an unstable qt5 branch, and has a lot of better alternatives, including a fully featured qt5 fork named strawberry.
rbutil is another beast, they release once every 10 years and crypto++ was introduced in the very latest that was released less than a month ago. I don't think there's a solution for this one.