Nettle as default (was: gnutls 2.11.1)

Andreas Metzler ametzler at
Fri Oct 8 20:16:27 CEST 2010

On 2010-09-14 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at> wrote:
> * Version 2.11.1 (released 2010-09-14)

> ** libgnutls: Nettle is the default crypto back end. Use
> --with-libgcrypt to use the libgcrypt back end.

> ** libgnutls: Depend on nettle 2.1. This makes nettle a fully working
> backend crypto library.


I suspect we will need to keep using gcrypt in Debian for license
reasons. Nettle is GPL (at least some parts, blowfish and serpent)
instead og GnuTLS' LGP-2.1+.

cu andreas

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