[stunnel-users] Fwd: Comments/questions to Debian patches

Michal Trojnara Michal.Trojnara at mirt.net
Tue Apr 21 23:26:25 CEST 2015


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Dear Users,

Peter Pentchev, the Debian package maintainer for the "stunnel4"
package, does not reply to my emails.  I hope he is still alive and
well, just too busy to maintain the package.

I decided to share with you my comments to the patches that are
applied to the Debian package.  Hopefully, someone will find them useful.

Mike

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Subject: Comments/questions to Debian patches
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:13:25 +0100
From: Michal Trojnara <Michal.Trojnara at mirt.net>
To: Peter Pentchev <roam at ringlet.net>

Hi Peter,

Just a few comments/questions to improve the quality of Debian package.
I'll be glad to discuss if you disagree with my opinions.

01-fix-paths.patch

The patch description is quite outdated.  Translation from sbin to bin
was performed upstream in stunnel 4.21 released 27 Oct 2007.  8-)

I guess:
/usr/bin/stunnel -fd 10 \
should be:
/usr/bin/stunnel4 -fd 10 \
Probably this should be added to the next patch:
02-rename-binary.patch

05-logrotate-warning-in-sample-conf.patch

Good idea.  I'll add it to stunnel 5.07.

08-client-example.patch

I've already added this example in stunnel 5.02.
Your patch adds it once again.  Just remove it.

10-no-zlib-compression.patch

I'm completely confused by this patch.  According to my tests it only
makes stunnel reporting different errors when a user tries to enable
compression on Debian.  Why would anyone need this patch?

11-no-rle-compression.patch

IMHO OpenSSL bugs should be fixed in OpenSSL, and not in stunnel.
YMMV

12-restore-pidfile-default.patch

I strongly disagree with this approach, as it breaks configuration
file compatibility with the upstream.  Debian should instead rewrite
stunnel.conf when upgrading from stunnel 4.xx.

14-lsb-init-functions.patch

8-)

15-upstream-systemd-libs.patch

This (and more) will be included in stunnel 5.07.

16-upstream-sslv23-method.patch

This will be included in stunnel 5.07.

Mike
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