Main Inclusion Report for libmsn


  1. Availability:; available and builds for all supported architectures

  2. Rationale:

    • Build dependency of kdenetwork. Kopete needs it in KDE 4.2 onward for its MSN chat protocol plugin
  3. Security:

    • Not in any CVE tracker, no known holes.
    • No binaries are running as root or suid/sgid; no daemons
    • Would have network activity inasmuch as it handles network traffic for MSN chats, which includes receiving incoming files over chat.
    • Handles network data for MSN chat
    • Allows p2p file transfers between MSN chat users.
    • No review has been performed
  4. Quality assurance:

    • In no situation does the package not work out of the box without configuration
    • The package does not ask any debconf questions
    • No bugs in the Debian bug tracker, still in Debian NEW queue
    • Upstream is calm

    • Hardware: This package does not deal with exotic hardware
    • libmsn has a test suite that is not built or run by default
  5. UI standards:

    • Does not provide a UI
  6. Standards compliance:

  7. Dependencies:

    • debhelper (>= 6.0.7), cmake, libssl-dev

    • All of these are in main
  8. Maintenance:

    • This is a simple package requiring little work
    • Pau Garcia i Quiles <> is marked as the maintainer. He is a Debian developer

  9. Background information:

    • The general purpose and context of the package is clear from the package's debian/control file.
    • Upstream has always called with this software "libmsn", as far as I can see.
    • Implements a cleanly reverse-engineered chat protocol.


MIR bug:

[Author] Jonathan Thomas (LP ~echidnaman)

MainInclusionReportLibmsn (last edited 2009-01-05 23:22:10 by d-65-175-172-80)