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Re: libcurl and moc

On Sun, Sep 04, 2005 at 07:47:15PM +1000, Paul TBBle Hampson wrote:
> > It may be worthwhile to simply survey all the curl-using packages in
> > sarge, though, and find out if there is a non-zero number of them that
> > need SSL_CTX_FUNCTION.  If *not*, then I don't think there's much sense
> > in going through a multi-stage transition: just switch libcurl3 directly
> > to gnutls, and add libcurl3-openssl which provides libcurl-openssl.so.3?

> * curl itself only uses it in 
>   - lib/url.c (implementation)
>   - tests/libtest/lib509.c (test of functionality)
>   - docs/examples/curlx.c (demonstration of usage)

> * libwww-curl-perl doesn't use it itself, but exports it for perl
>   users to use. (But it doesn't show any rdepends here...)

> * pycurl doesn't support it.

> * tclcurl documents it as not supported

Right, so I think the fact that libwww-curl-perl exports it shouldn't
influence the decision; we still have nothing in Debian that *uses* it,
libwww-curl-perl is just passing it through.

> So unless I'm missing something, this is a complete non-issue... You
> could upload a libcurl3 built against gnuTLS, and see what breaks. ^_^

FWIW, I agree.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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