Opened 2 months ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#15773 closed enhancement (fixed)

fetchmail-6.4.25

Reported by: Bruce Dubbs Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: normal Milestone: 11.1
Component: BOOK Version: git
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

New point version.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 2 months ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 6 weeks ago

Summary: fetchmail-6.4.24fetchmail-6.4.25

Now 6.4.25

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 6 weeks ago

fetchmail-6.4.25 (released 2021-12-10, 31653 LoC):

# BREAKING CHANGES:
* Since distributions continue patching for LibreSSL use, which cannot be
  linked legally, block out LibreSSL in configure.ac and socket.c, and
  refer to COPYING, unless on OpenBSD (which ships it in the base system).
  OpenSSL and wolfSSL 5 can be used.  SSL-related documentation was updated, do 
  re-read COPYING, INSTALL, README, README.packaging, README.SSL.
* Bump OpenSSL version requirement to 1.0.2f in order to safely remove
  the obsolete OpenSSL flag SSL_OP_SINGLE_DH_USE. This blocks out 1.0.2e and 
  older 1.0.2 versions. 1.0.2f was a security fix release, and 1.0.2u is 
  publicly available from https://www.openssl.org/source/old/1.0.2/
* Some of the configure.ac fiddling MIGHT have broken cross-compilation
  again. The maintainer does not test cross-compiling fetchmail; if you
  have difficulties, try setting PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR to the pkg-config path
  containing your target/host libraries, or see if --with-ssl-prefix or 
  --with-wolfssl-prefix, or overriding LDFLAGS/LIBS/CPPFLAGS, can help.
  Feedback solicited on compliant systems that are before end-of-life.

# BUG FIXES:
* 6.4.24's workaround for OpenSSL 1.0.2's X509_V_FLAG_TRUSTED_FIRST flag
  contained a typo and would not kick in properly.
* Library and/or rpath setting from configure.ac was fixed.

# ADDITIONS:
* Added an example systemd unit file and instructions to contrib/systemd/
  which runs fetchmail as a daemon with 5-minute poll intervals.
  Courteously contributed by Barak A. Pearlmutter, Debian Bug#981464.
* fetchmail can now be used with wolfSSL 5's OpenSSL compatibility layer,
  see INSTALL and README.SSL. This is considered experimental.
  Feedback solicited.

# CHANGES:
* The getstats.py dist-tool now counts lines of .ac and .am files.
* ./configure --with-ssl now supports pkg-config module names, too. See INSTALL.

# TRANSLATIONS: language translations were updated by these fine people:
(in reverse alphabetical order of language codes so as not to prefer people):
* sv:    Göran Uddeborg [Swedish]
* sq:    Besnik Bleta [Albanian]
* pl:    Jakub Bogusz [Polish]
* ja:    Takeshi Hamasaki [Japanese]
* fr:    Frédéric Marchal [French]
* eo:    Keith Bowes [Esperanto]
* cs:    Petr Pisar [Czech]

# CREDITS:
* Thanks to Corey Halpin for testing release candidates.

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fetchmail-6.4.24 (released 2021-11-20, 30218 LoC):

# OPENSSL AND LICENSING NOTE:
> see fetchmail-6.4.22 below, and the file COPYING.

  Note that distribution of packages linked with LibreSSL is not feasible
  due to a missing GPLv2 clause 2(b) exception.

# COMPATIBILITY:
* Bison 3.8 dropped yytoknum altogether, breaking compilation due to a
  warning workaround. Remove the cast of yytoknum to void.  This may cause
  a compiler warning to reappear with older Bison versions.
* OpenSSL 1.0.2: Workaround for systems that keep the expired DST Root CA X3 
  certificate in its trust store because OpenSSL by default prefers the 
  untrusted certificate and fails.  Fetchmail now sets the 
  X509_V_FLAG_TRUSTED_FIRST flag (on OpenSSL 1.0.2 only).
  This is workaround #2 from the OpenSSL Blog.  For details, see both:
  https://www.openssl.org/blog/blog/2021/09/13/LetsEncryptRootCertExpire/
  https://letsencrypt.org/docs/dst-root-ca-x3-expiration-september-2021/

  NOTE: OpenSSL 1.0.2 is end of life, it is assumed that the OpenSSL library
  is kept up to date by a distributor or via OpenSSL support contract.
  Where this is not the case, please upgrade to a supported OpenSSL version.

# DOCUMENTATION:
* The manual page was revised after re-checking with mandoc -Tlint, aspell,
  igor. Some more revisions were made for clarity.

# TRANSLATIONS: language translations were updated by these fine people:
* sv:    Göran Uddeborg [Swedish]
* pl:    Jakub Bogusz [Polish]
* fr:    Frédéric Marchal [French]
* cs:    Petr Pisar [Czech]
* eo:    Keith Bowes [Esperanto]
* ja:    Takeshi Hamasaki [Japanese]

comment:4 by Douglas R. Reno, 6 weeks ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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