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FS#65571 - [jasper] consider deprecation and removal

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by freswa (frederik) - Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:51 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:54 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Copied from several requests today:
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.
Lots of other distros have already dropped jasper altogether (Debian, Ubuntu, NixOS, Alpine, OpenSUSE) and I think Arch should do so as well [1],[2].
For many of our packages it's as easy as removing jasper from depends() array.

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Closed by  freswa (frederik)
Thursday, 20 February 2020, 12:54 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#64655