proposal of new packages: libmhash and libmcrypt
Sat Sep 27 10:48:00 GMT 2003
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On Saturday 27 September 2003 12:13, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 11:34:13AM +0200, Stefan Hetzl wrote:
> > libmcrypt:
> > # setup.hint for libmcrypt-2.5.7-1
> > sdesc: "a library that provides access to several encryption algorithms"
> > ldesc: "A library that provides access to several symmetric block and
> > stream encryption algorithms.
> > The following algorithms are implemented: 3-Way, Arcfour, Blowfish,
> > Cast-128 (known as Cast5),
> > Cast-256, DES, Enigma, Gost, Loki97, Panama, RC2, Rijndael-128 (AES),
> > Rijndael-192, Rijndael-256,
> > Safer-sk64, Safer-sk128, Safer+, Serpent, TripleDES, Twofish, Wake, XTea.
> > The block algorithms
> > can be used in the modes CBC, CFB, CTR, ECB, OFB, NOFB, NCFB."
> > category: Libs
> > requires: cygwin libltdl3
> Isn't that covered by the OpenSSL crypto lib? Do we need two crypto libs?
> I'm not exactly against inclusion, just curious what the advantage is.
OpenSSL does only implement 7 of the above mentioned algorithms. AES (Advanced
Encryption Standard - dedicated successor of DES) is not among them.
My personal reason for packaging libmcrypt is that I maintain a program
(http://steghide.sourceforge.net) that uses libmcrypt and has a lot of users
that run Windows. Having a libmcrypt package for cygwin would make life
easier for all who want to compile steghide on Windows.
There is also a libmcrypt php module that has some users, some of them on
Windows. They could probably also make use of a libmcrypt dll.
> Do you pack them up as dynamically linked libs?
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