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

On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 12:39:58AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > 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.

That's clear, I meant simply that if program A links libB which links libC
which links libssl, than both A, libB and libC should add the exception,
isn't it? That's independently from having A using libssl functions
directly or not.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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