Patch consideration question for crypt in libsasl2
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
hmh at debian.org
Sat Oct 14 23:02:08 EDT 2006
On Sat, 14 Oct 2006, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> A patch  was proposed a while back on the cyrus-sasl list to allow
> crypt in libsasl2. The original message  is also available. Anyhow,
We should not accept that patch *ever* in any other format than a "optional,
*disabled by default* thing you should enable only if you know what you are
doing". And I would not include it even in that form.
It breaks auxprop plugins, which is a fundamental way of how Cyrus SASL
works. It requires disabling globally some auth methods [that require the
cleartext password to generate challenges] when the feature is enabled too,
if the patch doesn't do this, please reject it without futher consideration.
> I'd like to hear people's opinions on this. My vote (for the Debian
> people) is that if upstream says that they don't want the patch, that we
> close the bug and be done with it.
Upstream didn't want the patch. They may change their mind (they have done
so with the 8-bit stuff in cyrus imapd headers, which goes against *all*
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