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Re: ongoing curl transition pain

On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 03:35:46PM +0200, Richard Atterer wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 05:13:57PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > > - Drop the SSL-less variant of the library, which was not present in curl
> > >   7.15.5; AFAICS, there is no use case where a user of curl *needs* to *not*
> > >   have SSL support, so this split seems to be unnecessary overhead.  Please
> > >   correct me if I'm mistaken.

> > I made this to allow thos not willing to install any SSL-related stuff 
> > but never checked it is really possible. IIRC I was even asked for it. 
> > Anyway I don't feel strong on it, if it as to go away it will.

> Theoretically, there could be license issues if a GPL program wanted to 
> link with a libcurl version which links with OpenSSL - and OpenSSL is 
> incompatible with the GPL.

And indeed, by having "libcurl4-dev" point to the gnutls variant, this is
already addressed in the proposal.

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