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sr #108744: GnuTLS added autogen dependency pulls in Scheme/Guile

Submitted by:  Cedric <manday>
Submitted on:  Sat 07 Feb 2015 11:09:36 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  None

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Sat 14 Feb 2015 09:27:59 AM UTC, comment #5: 

I don't quite follow the issues raised there, because it seems to be related to how are packages made in gentoo. libopts is a separate package of autogen. Autogen even puts the libopts tarball in /usr/share/autogen/libopts-*.tar.gz.

In any case, libopts is an optional dependency of gnutls. You can always compile without it.

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav>
Project Administrator
Sat 14 Feb 2015 09:19:26 AM UTC, comment #4: 

I'm just relaying second-hand information here, but according to the discussion of this issue on the Gentoo bugtracker[1], libopts is not inherently separate from autogen. libopts is, indeed, part of the autogen package and whatever else may be shipped on other distros is a downstream split of the two.


Cedric <manday>
Sun 08 Feb 2015 09:07:44 PM UTC, comment #3: 

libopts is a separate from autogen library in all distributions. You'd better file a bug in gentoo not to bundle it with autogen. There is nothing gnutls can do in that case.

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav>
Project Administrator
Sun 08 Feb 2015 08:12:39 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Turns out, the dependency on autogen is because Gentoo debundles libopts and therefore installs autogen to provide it.

I guess this can be closed with the minor remark that it would be beneficial if GnuTLS had used an established, stand-alone config parser library rather than using autogen's internal libraries!

Cedric <manday>
Sun 08 Feb 2015 03:10:45 PM UTC, comment #1: 

GnuTLS does not depend on if that's what you mean.

GnuTLS has had an optional dependency on Guile for several years (for the Guile bindings), but it's optional.


Ludovic Court├Ęs <civodul>
Project Member
Sat 07 Feb 2015 11:09:36 PM UTC, original submission:  

As of somewhere between v2 and v3, GnuTLS starts to depend on autogen. It would be much desired if that dependency could be avoided, since (considering autotools is a questionable buildchain to choose for new projects these days) this comes with a dependency on Guile/Scheme.

It would be nice if whatever is the reason for that new dependency could be solved by simpler means.

Cedric <manday>


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