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Re: Latest openssl 1.0.2 for Jessie backports

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 3:14 PM, Christian Seiler <christian@iwakd.de> wrote:
> The linux-image backports are done by the kernel maintainers themselves
> though. Which doesn't appear to be the case here for OpenSSL.
> (Also, the kernel has a much better track record of keeping
> compatibility between releases than OpenSSL. Just look at how difficult
> the OpenSSL 1.1 transition was on a _source_ level - and is actually
> still ongoing. The kernel instead provides large _binary_ compatibility
> guarantees. Not 100%, sure, but still quite impressive.)

Nobody appears to be arguing that OpenSSL 1.1 should be backported, so
that's a straw man argument.

As far as I can recall, there are no API incompatibilities from 1.0.1
to 1.0.2, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

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