Debian Bug report logs - #243870
libsnmp5 must not depend on libsensors3 and libssl0.9.7

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Package: libsnmp5; Maintainer for libsnmp5 is (unknown);

Reported by: Michael Becker <>

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 09:03:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: fixed-in-experimental

Found in version 5.1.1-2

Fixed in version net-snmp/

Done: Jochen Friedrich <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Michael Becker <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: libsnmp5 must not depend on libsensors3 and libssl0.9.7
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 10:55:43 +0200
Package: libsnmp5
Version: 5.1.1-2
Severity: normal

can't see any reason why libsnmp5 should depend on libsensors3 and

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.5

Versions of packages libsnmp5 depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libsensors3                 2.8.6-1      Library to read temperature/voltag
ii  libsnmp-base                5.1.1-2      NET SNMP (Simple Network Managemen
ii  libssl0.9.7                 0.9.7d-1     SSL shared libraries
ii  libwrap0                    7.6-ipv6.1-3 Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra

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Acknowledgement sent to Christian Hammers <>:
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Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Christian Hammers <>
Subject: Re: NetSNMP defacto not GPL compatible due to OpenSSL link :-(
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 01:50:46 +0200
Hello Jochen dynamically links against OpenSSL. This is no problem for
NetSNMP as it has a BSD style licence but a huge problem for GPL'd
software which links against libsnmp, as the OpenSSL licence is
considered incompatible[1].

Those applications often have hundrets of patch contributers and cannot
simply changing the licence to add the famous "GPL but allowed to link
against OpenSSL" clause.
Also they have currently no proper alternative SNMP library.
Finally some of them even say "it's not our problem, snmp support is
optional and we do not directly use SSL so *we* may distribute the
source and if our customers compile the source theirselves, they may
use it. So it's soley your problem, dear distributor..."

IMHO the best option would be if either libsnmp would be doubled to
libsnmp and libsnmp-gpl or if the NetSNMP could migrate to GNU TLS.

What do you think?




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Message #17 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Jochen Friedrich <>
Subject: Bug#243870: fixed in net-snmp
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 17:32:40 -0400
Source: net-snmp

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
net-snmp, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/libsnmp-base_5.2.1.2-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/libsnmp-perl_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/libsnmp5-dev_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/libsnmp5_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/net-snmp_5.2.1.2-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/net-snmp_5.2.1.2-1.dsc
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/net-snmp_5.2.1.2.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/snmp_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/snmpd_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
  to pool/main/n/net-snmp/tkmib_5.2.1.2-1_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Jochen Friedrich <> (supplier of updated net-snmp package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:47:32 +0200
Source: net-snmp
Binary: libsnmp5 tkmib libsnmp5-dev snmp libsnmp-perl libsnmp-base snmpd
Architecture: source all alpha
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Jochen Friedrich <>
Changed-By: Jochen Friedrich <>
 libsnmp-base - NET SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) MIBs and Docs
 libsnmp-perl - NET SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Perl5 Support
 libsnmp5   - NET SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Library
 libsnmp5-dev - NET SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Development Files
 snmp       - NET SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Apps
 snmpd      - NET SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Agents
 tkmib      - NET SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) MIB Browser
Closes: 243870 264938 292412 293902 302195 302386 304103 310692
 net-snmp ( unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release (Closes: #293902). Contains fix for CAN-2005-2177
   * Acknowledge NMU (Closes: #302195, #302386). Many thanks to
     Henrique de Moraes Holschuh for his quick action!
   * Including ucd-snmp/diskio (Closes: #264938)
   * Don't relink libraries (Closes: #243870)
   * Link against libsensors on all archs again (Closes: 304103)
   * Include fixproc (Closes: #310692)
   * Updated standards version to 3.6.2
   * Change to patch based build system (Closes: #292412)
   * Updated GNOME-SMI.txt
 d0208643c26aa41e03d88d22f74b2fbf 1081 net optional net-snmp_5.2.1.2-1.dsc
 34159770a7fe418d99fdd416a75358b1 3869893 net optional net-snmp_5.2.1.2.orig.tar.gz
 1cf4889524a4ab3df9b43bec1c874c70 66949 net optional net-snmp_5.2.1.2-1.diff.gz
 20bf7a0ec980809e251de7bbdca1ef0c 1112520 libs optional libsnmp-base_5.2.1.2-1_all.deb
 f8c7f0c044649d4caa211a084920b650 821306 net optional tkmib_5.2.1.2-1_all.deb
 b6f87b1bb97b6effe56dcc658eccde02 796520 net optional snmpd_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
 c611cf9ae067407374c7edd7c3cf148c 895138 net optional snmp_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
 b3228f52611075e17848fb92e87e0dba 1837448 libs optional libsnmp5_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
 89faec34db3bdfa41e5ee4613b8f0660 2098318 libdevel optional libsnmp5-dev_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb
 b473658f23912d1ced2b92071ec2af48 897764 perl optional libsnmp-perl_5.2.1.2-1_alpha.deb

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