[Box Backup] Debian now requires 2048bit RSA keys

Chris Wilson chris+google at qwirx.com
Thu Jun 6 00:45:42 BST 2019

Hi Reinhard,

Could you have a look at this patch
<https://github.com/boxbackup/boxbackup/compare/debian_10_fix_ssl> (documented
to see if it's something like what you were hoping for?

Thanks, Chris.

On Fri, 31 May 2019 at 22:55, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 5:03 PM Chris Wilson <chris+google at qwirx.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Reinhard,
>> Presumably the many other affected packages have had similar difficulty
>> in developing a comprehensive solution? I also wasn't aware of a time
>> constraint. Not that it would have helped me much, as I was moving house,
>> but it would have been good to know that there was a risk of not making
>> Debian 10.
> I'm sorry, I should have communicated that point earlier. I've been bitten
> by this with other packages as well.
> The release schedule is documented here:
> https://wiki.debian.org/DebianBuster
> The most recent update from the release team is
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/04/msg00003.html -
> and newer updates will be linked from https://release.debian.org/.
> In short: The team is minimizing changes as much as possible, and getting
> updates in becomes more and more a similar big deal as updating something
> in stable.
> I could create a special branch with a cut-down version of the solution,
>> e.g. forcing the SecurityLevel to -1 (compatibility and warn) for the time
>> being, in order to get the fix out in time for Debian 10, and then put the
>> full version into backports?
> That would be amazing, if the patch is easy to review, I'd be happy to
> upload it as a distro patch based on the current package and try to get
> this approved by the release team. It might even be accepted as a stable
> update, depending on how invasive it is.
> Thanks,
> -rt
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