Re: Bug#754513: ITP: libressl -- SSL library, forked from OpenSSL
On Sun, 13 Jul 2014, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> I am, frankly, not at all concerned with binaries not compiled on Debian
> at this point. Data point: Fedora uses a different symbol versioning
> scheme for openssl, so openssl-linked binaries from there won't run on
> Debian anyway.
> It's far more imperative to educate upstream (in general, not just openssl
> – but them in particular) about the fact that adding versioning to their
> libraries is a Very Good Idea which will save them (and, more to the point,
> anybody using their code) a whole lot of hassle – as well as potential
> security holes – if/when their ABI changes.
Meanwhile, we could try to get ever distro with a clue together, map the
versioned symbol diffs that already exist, and see if we can come up with a
plan to at least do downstream versioning in a compatible way.
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