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

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 07:49:07PM -0400, Peter Colberg wrote:
> 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.

I don't think it'd take a year to do this.  If libgit2 upstream added
support for a new TLS transport, I'd be happy to help get the new
upstream version of libgit2 packaged for Debian right away.  I already
need the latest upstream version for another project.

- Josh Triplett

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