[Box Backup] Debian now requires 2048bit RSA keys

Reinhard Tartler siretart at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 23:26:40 BST 2019


In this case, the bug was reported on Aug 24 2018 by Adrian Bunk. It was
removed about a months later, namely on September 23, for failing to build
from source. Four weeks is arguably quite fast. Or quite slow, depending on
whom you talk to.

I probably could have reacted by disabling the test suite. Or by prodding
you in those four weeks harder. Or at last have the bug fixed by end of
last year, which would have left enough time to re-migrate to testing. In
the future, I'll know better.

Again, sorry. I'm happy to help with getting the package to
buster-backports once it opens.


On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 5:29 PM Chris Wilson <chris at simply-italian.co.uk>

> Hi all,
> It seems a bit egregious to kick out packages that were broken by a minor
> version upgrade in one of their dependencies (which after all is not
> supposed to break anything), without any warning, let alone time to fix
> such a complex issue properly.
> I hope that Debian will consider carefully whether this course of action
> was really in the best interests of its users.
> Thanks, Chris.

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