|author||ng0 <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2019-03-20 13:01:06 +0000|
|committer||ng0 <email@example.com>||2019-03-20 13:01:06 +0000|
README: point out that LE is optional
1 files changed, 19 insertions, 1 deletions
@@ -68,7 +68,6 @@ These are the direct dependencies for running GNUnet:
- libidn2 (prefered)
- libidn >= 1.0
-- libextractor >= 0.6.1 (highly recommended)
- openssl >= 1.0 (binary, used to generate
@@ -109,6 +108,7 @@ These are the optional dependencies:
- Bash (for Docker and Vagrant)
+- libextractor >= 0.6.1 (highly recommended[*5])
- libopus >= 1.0.1 (for experimental conversation tool)
- libpulse >= 2.0 (for experimental conversation tool)
@@ -170,6 +170,24 @@ Recommended autotools for compiling the Git version are:
in the process of being rewritten to comply
with this requirement.
+[*5] While libextractor is optional, it is recommended to
+ build gnunet against it. If you install it later,
+ you won't benefit from libextractor.
+ If you are a distributor, we recommend to split
+ LE into basis + plugins rather than making LE
+ an option as an afterthought by the user.
+ LE itself is very small, but its dependency chain
+ on first, second, third etc level can be big.
+ There is a small effect on privacy if your LE build
+ differs from one which includes all
+ plugins (plugins are build as shared objects):
+ if users publish a directory with a mixture of file
+ types (for example mpeg, jpeg, png, gif) the
+ configuration of LE could leak which plugins are
+ installed for which filetypes are not providing
+ more details.
+ However, this leak is just a minor concern.