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Re: Replacing libssl-dev with libgnutls-dev. Bug#167420: cupsys-pt

On Sat, 2 Nov 2002, Andrew Lau wrote:

> Hey everyone,

Hi Andrew,

> 	Could anyone please provide me with a HOWTO on replacing
> OpenSSL with GnuTLS? The latter isn't a drop-in replacement for the
> former, is it?

config-scripts/cups-openssl.m4 in the cupsys source package contains the
autoconf macro cupsys uses for this purpose.

> 	I don't know where to start in regards to this one. I've
> disabled OpenSSL support in cupsys-pt as upstream, Siegfried Kuhlmann,
> hasn't included an OpenSSL exclusion clause in his license and I

With an OpenSSL exclusion clause it would be possible to link cupsys-pt
with OpenSSL which would be the best solution.

> haven't been able to establish contact with him at all . So should I
> bother trying to close this wishlist properly or should I just hold
> out until upstream contacts me (if ever) since this fix isn't trivial?

Whether you want to try to change cupsys-pt to use GnuTLS or if you prefer
to wait for upstream to include an OpenSSL exclusion clause in his license
is your choice. My bug was a "wishlist" bug and a wish for additional
functionality is something completely different than a "real" bug.

> Thanks,
> Andrew "Netsnipe" Lau



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