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FS#65569 - [libraw] drop support for jasper

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Gunnar Bretthauer (Taijian) - Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:33 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:53 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



Arch currently builds libraw with jasper support enabled. Unfortunately, jasper is currently unmaintened upstream and it is unlikely that this will change [1]. There are numerous open CVEs that are unlikely to be fixed.
On the other hand, libraw upstream considers jasper support to no longer be critical, so that it should just be build without it [2].
Lots of other distros have already dropped jasper altogether (Debian, Ubuntu, NixOS, Alpine, OpenSUSE) and I think Arch should do so as well [1],[3].

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

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Closed by  freswa (frederik)
Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#64655