Debian Bug report logs - #706078
ITP: base91 -- base91 encoder/decoder

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Franck <alci@mecadu.org>

Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:45:01 UTC

Owned by: Franck Routier <alci@mecadu.org>

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Franck Routier <alci@mecadu.org>:
Bug#706078; Package wnpp. (Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Franck Routier <alci@mecadu.org>. (Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Franck <alci@mecadu.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: base91 -- base91 encoder/decoder
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:40:57 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Franck Routier <alci@mecadu.org>

* Package name    : base91
  Version         : 0.6.0
  Upstream Author : Joachim Henke <he-jo@gmx.de>
* URL             : http://base91.sourceforge.net/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : base91 encoder/decoder

basE91 is an advanced method for encoding binary data as ASCII characters. It
is similar to UUencode or base64, but is more efficient. The overhead produced
by basE91 depends on the input data. It amounts at most to 23% (versus 33% for
base64) and can range down to 14%, which typically occurs on 0-byte blocks.
This makes basE91 very useful for transferring larger files over binary
insecure connections like e-mail or terminal lines.



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Bug#706078; Package wnpp. (Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Franck Routier <alci@mecadu.org>. (Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Andreas Bombe <aeb@debian.org>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 706078@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#706078: ITP: base91 -- base91 encoder/decoder
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:42:22 +0200
On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 03:40:57PM +0200, Franck wrote:
> basE91 is an advanced method for encoding binary data as ASCII characters. It
> is similar to UUencode or base64, but is more efficient. The overhead produced
> by basE91 depends on the input data. It amounts at most to 23% (versus 33% for
> base64) and can range down to 14%, which typically occurs on 0-byte blocks.
> This makes basE91 very useful for transferring larger files over binary
> insecure connections like e-mail or terminal lines.

That word should be safety, not security. Safety here means the message
does not get mangled, security on the other hand would mean things like
encryption.



Added blocking bug(s) of 706078: 710012 Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@quantz.debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 16:27:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#706078; Package wnpp. (Tue, 28 May 2013 07:45:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Franck Routier (perso)" <alci@mecadu.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Franck Routier <alci@mecadu.org>. (Tue, 28 May 2013 07:45:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #17 received at 706078@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Franck Routier (perso)" <alci@mecadu.org>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 706078@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#706078: ITP: base91 -- base91 encoder/decoder
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 09:42:20 +0200
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Le 25/04/2013 23:42, Andreas Bombe a écrit :
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 03:40:57PM +0200, Franck wrote:
>> basE91 is an advanced method for encoding binary data as ASCII characters. It
>> is similar to UUencode or base64, but is more efficient. The overhead produced
>> by basE91 depends on the input data. It amounts at most to 23% (versus 33% for
>> base64) and can range down to 14%, which typically occurs on 0-byte blocks.
>> This makes basE91 very useful for transferring larger files over binary
>> insecure connections like e-mail or terminal lines.
> That word should be safety, not security. Safety here means the message
> does not get mangled, security on the other hand would mean things like
> encryption.
HI,

this description is from the upstream readme. I have submited a bug 
report to ask for a correction.
Should I patch the readme inbetween ?

Franck

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