Main Inclusion Report for libspectre


  1. Availability:; available for amd64/i386, needs-porting for lpia

  2. Rationale:

    • Build dependency of evince 2.23.5 - Needed for Postscript rendering
  3. Security:

    • CVE entries: ...

    • Secunia history: ...

    • No binaries running as root or suid/sgid and no daemons.
    • Network activity: None
    • It doesn't parse any binary file format; it does parse Postscript which is ASCII
    • No source code review performed yet.
  4. Quality assurance:

    • No known situations does the package not work out of the box without configuration.
    • There are no debconf questions.
    • Debian bugs: 2 open, both marked fixed-upstream

    • Maintenance in Debian is calm

    • Upstream is calm

    • Upstream bug tracker

    • This package does not deal with hardware
    • There a test suite in the upstream source or packaging and it is enabled to run in the build.
  5. Standards compliance:

  6. Dependencies:

    • libgs8, libc6
    • All dependencies are in main
  7. Background information:

    • The general purpose and context of the package are clear from the package's debian/control file..
    • Upstream has called this software libspectre, and it has always had the same name in its past.


MIR bug:

Author: Michael Casadevall <>

MainInclusionReportlibspectre (last edited 2008-08-06 16:13:53 by localhost)