rbistolfi has packaged gnutls 2.6.1 for VL 5.9 and VL 5.9.1. Please note that this is a security patch
and bugfix release. If you are running an earlier version you may want to upgrade to this package (see caveat/warning below). As soon as we have adequate testing reports it will be moved to the patches repository assuming all is well.FAIR WARNING:
This package is expected to break a number of packages which depend on gnutls. We are asking the more adventurous testers to help out the packaging and development teams by installing this package and telling us what breaks. Every effort will be made to get new packages to replace the broken ones ASAP so that VL users can secure their systems. Packages we are particularly concerned about include pidgin, amsn, and vlc. There are probably others.
Package Size: 1358K
Installed Size: 3360K
gnutls: gnutls (GNU TLS library)
gnutls: This is a TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.0 and SSL (Secure Sockets
gnutls: Layer) 3.0 implementation. In brief, GnuTLS can be described as a
gnutls: library which offers an API to access secure communication protocols.
gnutls: These protocols provide privacy over insecure lines, and were designed
gnutls: to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.
gnutls: Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/
After testing this package, please take a moment and come back to this thread to let us know how it works for you.