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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [QUESTION] Dependency on OpenSSL
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:18:15 GMT
Don,

Thank you for the clarity.  That is exactly what I needed to know.

 - Dennis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Lewis [mailto:truckman@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 14:59
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Cc: dennis.hamilton@acm.org
> Subject: Re: [QUESTION] Dependency on OpenSSL
> 
> On  8 Jun, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> > I recall discussions of OpenSSL and updating our dependency on it to a
> better/patched version.
> >
> > What I don't know is whether the binaries that are built and
> distributed directly by the project incorporate OpenSSL in any manner?
> >
> > Can anyone clear that up?
> >
> >  1. Do our built binaries depend on and distribute OpenSSL in some
> manner?
> 
> Yes.
> 
> >  2. Is this for all platforms or only some of them?
> 
> It appears that all do.  That makes sense since Windows doesn't have it,
> and on Linux you don't know what version will be present on the host
> where the binaries are installed (and the OpenSSL ABI changes between
> major release versions).
> 
> The FreeBSD port uses the system OpenSSL.  It passes
> --with-system-openssl to configure.  This works for FreeBSD because
> different binary packages are generated for each FreeBSD major version,
> and within a FreeBSD major version the OpenSSL ABI does not change.
> 
> The lastest OpenSSL should just drop in.  I haven't seen any problems
> building on FreeBSD with the latest and greatest.
> 
> 
> 
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