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Re: [Pkg-julia-devel] Linking libgit2 to OpenSSL

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 04:34:16PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 06:36:58PM -0400, Peter Colberg wrote:
> > I am suggesting to provide two variants of libgit2, without and with
> > support for https://, with the latter linking to OpenSSL, similar to
> > the multiple variants of libcurl.
> > 
> > https://bugs.debian.org/832798
> That would be a maintenance pain, and it would still mean that GPLed
> applications couldn't use libgit2 with https URLs.  (It might work as a
> temporary solution, but it doesn't seem like the right long-term
> solution.)

The julia maintainers have proposed to libgit2 upstream to support
mbedTLS [1] as an alternative. That is a long-term solution however
that will take another year to ship in the form of julia 0.6.0.

It would be great if we could have the OpenSSL variant of libgit2 as
a temporary solution to allow for julia 0.5.0 in stretch. I will help
with the maintenance of the additional package.


[1] https://github.com/libgit2/libgit2/pull/3462

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