Please sync libapache-mod-security from Debian Unstable (Main)

Bug #247268 reported by gunfus on 2008-07-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libapache-mod-security (Ubuntu)
Dustin Kirkland 

Bug Description

Upstream resolved the licensing problem that cause this to be removed from Debian/Ubuntu and so the sync blacklist should be removed and the package sync'ed from Debian. Note that despite the date on the debian/changelog entry, this just got out of New recently:

libapache-mod-security (2.5.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * The 'Back to the archive!' Release (Closes: #487431)
   * Drop '2' from package name, now libapache-mod-security
   * New upstream release
     - Includes a new licensing exception that allows binary
       distribution with licenses not compatible with GPLv2,
   * Removed debian/bug and debian/rules entry to install bug
     handling when out of the archive.
   * Bumped Standards-Version to

 -- Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <email address hidden> Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:31:56 +0200

There is/was a licensing problem with mod_security that makes the distribution of the binary illegal. (See bug #19832)

However upstream has just recently added a license exception, which might solve this issue. Debian-Legal has been notified, but no decision has been made, yet.

Changed in libapache-mod-security:
status: New → Confirmed
Kees Cook (kees) on 2008-11-19
Changed in libapache-mod-security:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Tim Thomson (tim-thomson) wrote :

This has been resolved in debian and a package is now in sid. (See: )

Any plans to pull this into ubuntu?

description: updated
Changed in libapache-mod-security:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Won't Fix → Confirmed
James Westby (james-w) wrote :


This request will have to be acked by the sponsorship team first. I'm subscribing
them for you now.



Changed in libapache-mod-security:
status: Confirmed → New
Michael Bienia (geser) wrote :

Sync request ACKed.

Changed in libapache-mod-security:
status: New → Confirmed
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Getting binaries for jaunty...
[Updating] libapache-mod-security (0 [Ubuntu] < 2.5.6-1 [Debian])
 * Trying to add libapache-mod-security...
  - <libapache-mod-security_2.5.6.orig.tar.gz: downloading from>
  - <libapache-mod-security_2.5.6-1.diff.gz: downloading from>
  - <libapache-mod-security_2.5.6-1.dsc: downloading from>


Changed in libapache-mod-security:
assignee: nobody → kirkland
status: Confirmed → In Progress
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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