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Re: Bug#754513: ITP: libressl -- SSL library, forked from OpenSSL

Hi, all,

On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 2:15 AM, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> Kurt Roeckx <kurt@roeckx.be> writes:
>> On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 01:53:45PM +0200, Toni Mueller wrote:
>>> my intention is to package this stuff so one can have both openssl and
>>> libressl installed in parallel. libressl currently has libraries with
>>> these sonames:
>>> libssl.so.26
>>> libcrypto.so.29
>> I don't really like it, since it could potentionally clash with
>> the ones provided by openssl.  But it seems unlikely that openssl
>> will ever use that as soname.
> We've done this for years with Heimdal and MIT Kerberos, and it seems to
> be mostly okay.  The one big caveat, though, is that this only works if
> nearly all of the archive is linked with one of the two, and the other is
> there pretty much just for users and not for anything else.  For Kerberos
> libraries, that's MIT Kerberos.

FYI, libblas3, libopenblas-base, libatlas3-base all provides virtual
package libblas.so.3 .
They are all co-installable, and you can easily interchange these
different implementation
from user side.

If libressl is supposed to be the binary compatible replacement for openssl,
the experience of these BLAS libraries might be helpful.

Best regards,

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