Main Inclusion Report for bouncycastle


  1. Availability:; available for all architectures except hppa

  2. Rationale:

    • Build dependency of libitext-java
  3. Security:

    • CVE entries: none

    • Secunia history: no records found

    • No binaries running as root or suid/sgid; no daemons.
    • Network activity: does not open ports or handle network data directly
    • Does directly process binary data, of a cryptographically-sensitive nature (PGP, S/MIME, TSP)
    • No source code review has been done.
  4. Quality assurance:

    • Package is believed to work out-of-the-box in all cases.
    • No debconf questions asked.
    • Debian bugs: no bugs relevant to the supported architectures

    • Maintenance in Debian is calm

    • Upstream is vigorous

    • Upstream bug tracker: not public

    • Hardware: package is not hardware-sensitive
    • Upstream includes a test suite that doesn't appear to be used in the package build.
  5. UI standards:

    • This package is used only as a build-dependency of other libraries and should not interact with users at any point.
  6. Standards compliance:

  7. Dependencies:

    • java-gcj-compat | java2-runtime
    • libgnujaf-java
    • libgnumail-java
  8. Maintenance:

    • Package may require ongoing maintenance effort as a cryptographic library implementation.
    • The package will not be actively monitored by Ubuntu developers, and will rely primarily on the Debian maintainer to provide bugfixes. The package is currently in sync with Debian.


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MainInclusionReportBouncyCastle (last edited 2009-04-09 05:58:31 by minbar)