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Re: Please recompile packages against libmysqlclient12.



On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 04:16:12PM +0200, Christian Hammers scribbled:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 04:10:11PM +0200, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > > > > So, what *am* I supposed to do? Rebuild against libmysqlclient12
> > > > > and break licenses? Not rebuild and have an uninstallable snort-mysql? 
> > > > 
> > > > The only viable approaches seem to be (in random order)
> > > > 
> > > > * fork libmysqlclient 
> > > > * convince the MySQL folks to revert their license change
> > > > * switch to postgres
> > > > * get upstream developers to add a clause to their license to permit
> > > >   linking to OpenSSL or move to GnuTLS (only an option if your
> > > >   application has an GPL compatible license)
> > > 
> > > Can libmysqlclient be built without encryption support (OpenSSL or
> > > GnuTLS)?
> 
> libmysqlclient10 and 11 do not support OpenSSL. libmysqlclient12 does
> optionally link against OpenSSL. 
> 
> OpenSSL will stay in the main mysql packages but I ask the MySQL people
How viable would be to add a new package for libmysqlclient12 that wouldn't
link against openssl? libmysqlclient-nossl12 or something?

> if they understood which problems the license change implies and if they
> want to keep it. In the meantime, the best thing is probably to add an 
> upstream permission to link against OpenSSL.
Seems to me that it might be easier to just create that other non-ssl
version of libmysqlclient...

marek

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