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Re: libidn2 build requires network + wget

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: libidn2 build requires network + wget
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:08:50 +0100
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Tim Ruehsen <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:43:36 PM CET Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Hi Tim. There is a separate git repo for libidn2's debian packaging, I
>> prefer it that way. There are hundreds of linux distributions and it
>> doesn't scale to support them all in upstream git repo.
> Hi Simon.
> That's fine for me - but as long as I don't have access to that repo, I have 
> to 
> work in my own copy of your Gitlab repo. Maybe you can give me some infos 
> about that Debian repo so at least I could stay in sync. I have an Alioth 
> guest account if that helps (rockdaboot-guest).

The Debian packaging for libidn and libidn2 are in "collab-maint":

I will send the email to give you access.

>> We can't download anything during build, that has to be changed.
>> Debian policies forbids that, and it is generally a bad idea. We can include 
> the files if the licenses permit.
> Got it, will work on a solution this afternoon and let you know.
>> If we include the file, doing the checksum is less important.
> Meanwhile, I pushed a checksum solution to my repo ( - 
> you are currently working on your repo, so maybe it is better if you merge/
> cherry-pick commits from me.

You should have commit access to the gitlab libidn2 repository!

Feel free to push directly to master.


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