not able to install FR 3.0.16+git in (pure) Debian 9

Martin Pauly pauly at
Thu Sep 7 16:55:07 CEST 2017

Am 07.09.2017 um 15:06 schrieb Alan DeKok:
> So removing security checks is just not going to happen.
Yeah, I actually wanted to second that.

But since everyone including FR relies on the dynamically linked libraries (SSL here),
this specific security check boils down to checking the exact version, right?

I thought the discussion started by Rui is about this snippet from debian/rules:
  # Add dependency on distribution specific version of openssl that fixes Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160).
ifeq ($(shell dpkg-vendor --derives-from Ubuntu && echo yes),yes)
        SUBSTVARS = -Vdist:Depends="libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.1f-1ubuntu2)"
        SUBSTVARS = -Vdist:Depends="libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.1e-2+deb7u5)"
Or have I missed some additional checks?

>> So they still distribute 3.0.12, but with everything fixed.
>    No.  3.0.15 would be "everything fixed".
correct myself: They still distribute 3.0.12, but with security holes fixed in default config.

I find it hard to judge the Debian approach to security patches. Clinging to a particular
version like that often means overdoing things. On the other hand, AFAIR with Heartbleed,
they did a real good job by very quickly delivering a bugfix-only update. But as things are,
I will continue compiling FR myself. Just good you provide all the prerequites.
I do appreciate scurity-bugfix-only updates, though ;-)

Cheers, Martin

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