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Re: [Pkg-openssl-devel] Bug#754513: RFP: libressl -- SSL library, forked from OpenSSL

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 05:29:09PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> While there does exist a skeletal compatibility layer linked from the
> upstream wiki [1], the OpenSSL developers explicitly don't want to
> maintain this properly [2], and the OpenSSH developers say that it is
> "unversioned, incomplete, barely documented, and seems to be
> unmaintained" [3].  Kurt Roeckx proposed a patch to add a compatibility
> shim [4], and a number of other projects have done something similar,
> but the OpenSSH developers have explicitly said that they do not want to
> take that approach [5].

My understanding is they would only be happy if we turn that file
into a library they can link to. It would require that all the
functions get renamed, which should be easy to do in a header

> It's not currently clear to me whether anyone has explicitly talked with
> the OpenSSL developers about this problem from the point of view of the
> OpenSSH developers, rather than just as users trying to get OpenSSH to
> compile against the new version.

The question we got asked is to add that compatibility in the
openssl 1.0 package, which really doesn't solve anything.


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