Replacing Digest::SHA1 with Digest::SHA and removal of libdigest-sha1-perl package

Status: Draft

Why

Most of the functionality (except sha1_transform) of Digest::SHA1 is also provided by Digest::SHA. Switching from Digest::SHA1 to Digest::SHA should be in priciple easy as substituting the use of Digest::SHA1 to Digest::SHA.

Digest::SHA is in Perl core since version 5.9.3 and thus is in Debian's perl since Lenny.

Changing use of Digest::SHA1 to Digest::SHA would thus reduce external dependencies by one.

Packages using Digest::SHA instead of Digest::SHA1 can then drop the (Build-)Depends(-Indep) on libdigest-sha1-perl.

How

  1. Investigate the Debian Perl Group packages, and forward patches to upstream authors.
  2. After patches for the Perl modules are sent upstream announce #594273 on debian-devel for possible MBF and help out where possible to fix the packages (severity wishlist or normal).

  3. Add lintian check for obsolete libdigest-sha1-perl dependency?

When submitting bugs to the Debian Bugtracker the following user and usertag may be used:

User: debian-perl@lists.debian.org
Usertag: libdigest-sha-perl-transition 

Status

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barnowl

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gnupod-tools

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ikiwiki-hosting-web

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interchange

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kgb-client

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libauthen-passphrase-perl

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libbloom-filter-perl

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libcache-cache-perl

{i} RT#67717

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libcache-perl

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libcgi-application-plugin-authentication-perl

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libcrypt-hcesha-perl

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libcrypt-mysql-perl

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libcrypt-openssl-dsa-perl

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libdata-serializer-perl

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libdbix-class-cursor-cached-perl

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libdigest-hmac-perl

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libimdb-film-perl

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libmoosex-storage-perl

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libnet-dns-sec-perl

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libnet-epp-perl

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libnet-oauth-perl

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libnet-openid-consumer-perl

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libnet-openid-server-perl

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libnet-snmp-perl

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libnet-xmpp-perl

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libpar-perl

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libperl5i-perl

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{X}

libpoe-component-jabber-perl

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librdf-query-perl

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{X}

librdf-trine-perl

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libsql-translator-perl

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libuuid-tiny-perl

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libxml-atom-perl

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mimedefang

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postgrey

{i}

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razor

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smbldap-tools

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spamassassin

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sqlfairy

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syslinux-common

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vclt-tools

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