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Re: GPL-compatible libcrypto replacement?



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Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Is there a GPL-compatible libcrypto replacement?  The only libcrypto I
> know of is the one bundled with openssl, which AFAICT is under the
> same license as openssl itself, which is GPL-incompatible.
> 
> We have gnutls as a replacement for openssl itself, but what about
> libcrypto?
> 
> (Indeed, some things on the web say that gnutls *uses* libcrypto, but
> that can't be right.)
> 
> It is true that gnutls uses libgcrypt, but libgcrypt doesn't provide
> anything like the same symbols as libcrypto.

Would it be statically linked?

$ apt-rdepends gnutls-bin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
gnutls-bin
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6)
  Depends: libgcrypt11 (>= 1.2.2)
  Depends: libgnutls13 (>= 1.3.5)
  Depends: libgpg-error0 (>= 1.2)
  Depends: libopencdk8 (>= 0.5.7)
  Depends: zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)
libc6
  Depends: tzdata
tzdata
libgcrypt11
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1)
  Depends: libgpg-error0 (>= 1.1)
libgpg-error0
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1)
libgnutls13
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6)
  Depends: libgcrypt11 (>= 1.2.2)
  Depends: libgpg-error0 (>= 1.2)
  Depends: liblzo1
  Depends: libopencdk8 (>= 0.5.7)
  Depends: zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)
liblzo1
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1)
libopencdk8
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-21)
  Depends: libgcrypt11
  Depends: libgpg-error0 (>= 1.1)
  Depends: zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)
zlib1g
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1)



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