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Re: libgnutls-openssl and real openssl conflict



On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 19:54:17 +0200
Tomas Mraz <tmraz redhat com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 09:39 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > David A. Wheeler wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 20:04 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > >>> Hi All,
> > >>>
> > >>> The story begins here:
> > >>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=446860
> > > ...
> > >>> I would like to suggest the removal of libgnutls-openssl from 
> > >>> Fedora,...
> > > 
> > > That will probably create many legal problems.
> > 
> > Well only for 2 packages as so far only 2 packages are using
> > ibgnutls-openssl
> > 
> > > If there's a way to keep this package, we should.
> > 
> > Agreed another solution would be better one where the gnutls
> > openssl compat headers uses #defines to change the function names
> > to for example gnutls_ prefixed symbols.
> 
> I have reported the problem to the upstream devel mailing list and
> they would accept the patch into upstream if someone writes it but
> they are also considering dropping libgnutls-openssl altogether.
> 
> Unfortunately I won't have time to write the patch till middle of
> September.
> 
> So for now I'd suggest to build the affected packages without
> gnutls-openssl dependency.
> 

I can cheerfully bump and rebuild one of the affected packages (mcabber)
against OpenSSL proper if  that'll help matters.

(I'd volunteer to help with a patch but I'm not certain my C-fu would
be up to the task :-))

Michael.
(mcabber package maintainer)


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