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Re: Bug#291945: eleventh-hour transition for mysql-using packages related to apache

On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 09:14:26AM +0100, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 03:30:59PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 03:31:44PM +0100, Christian Hammers wrote:
> > > On 2005-02-11 sean finney wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 10:15:55AM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > > > > FYI: new mysql FLOSS includes OpenSSL license, so many packages could
> > > > > migrate to current libmysqlclient starting from no starting from now..

> > > > that's great to hear!  i'm cc'ing the relevant wishlist bug i have open
> > > > against mysql-server.  christian: any chance of getting an openssl enabled
> > > > version of the mysql-client and mysql-server packages?

> > > Yes, I will re-enable openssl in the next upload.

> > Please make sure this does not introduce an openssl dependency to
> > libmysqlclient itself; just because MySQL AB have granted a license
> > exception for OpenSSL does not mean everyone who links to libmysqlclient
> > has done so.

> > I know of at least one GPL-without-exception package that is now using
> > libmysqlclient12 in Debian.

> Nice, so we should check that any linked GPL library directly (obviuolsy) or
> indirectly (with N=1,2,3... levels of indirection) linked against
> openssl adds the exception.

No, we should simply not be linking libmysqlclient against OpenSSL.  The
exemption was needed because there exists software that uses both
libmysqlclient and libssl, but making libmysqlclient itself use libssl just
because we now have the exemption will cause licensing problems for
applications which currently do *not* depend on libssl.

> This is a great reason to move asap all possible programs to gnutls,
> indeed.

There are plenty of reasons to move software to gnutls, but doing so is

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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