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[RFD] optimized versions of openssl


as you might know, there is only one binary package of libssl0.9.6 for
each architecture. These packages are all build for the least capable
processor. eg. for i386 there is no optimisation for pentiums
etc. This has the benefit that it works on every i386 compatible
processor but it is slow on processors where there could be a lot of

The idea is to have a standard libssl0.9.6 package with no
optimisation and some optional packages like libssl0.9.6-i686 or
libssl0.9.6-k7 which can replace libssl0.9.6. 

Do we have a general opinion or policy on optimized library versions?
Other libraries (like libgmp?) could have the same issues.

One problem is, that the build process and the names and number of
packages would be depending on the architecture and can not be done
with a standard rules files.

Do we have modells for this? 

What do you think?

Christoph Martin, Uni-Mainz, Germany
 Internet-Mail:  Christoph.Martin@Uni-Mainz.DE

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