Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Patrick Steinhardt <ps@×××.im>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: libressl@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] non conflicting libressl?
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:43:33
Message-Id: 20200129104401.GA6885@ncase
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] non conflicting libressl? by "Jason A. Donenfeld"
1 On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 10:27:04AM +0100, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
2 > For a long time now, OpenSMTPD stopped supporting OpenSSL, only
3 > supporting LibreSSL. For that reason Gentoo's opensmtpd ebuild is
4 > stuck on the 6.0 version. I'm not happy about this.
6 I've got OpenSMTPD v6.6.2-p1 running on Gentoo with OpenSSL 1.1
7 without any patches or problems whatsoever. So while upstream
8 encourages to use LibreSSL, OpenSSL is still supported by
9 OpenSMTPD. Quoting their
11 It's preferable to depend on LibreSSL as OpenSMTPD is written
12 and tested with that dependency. In addition, the features
13 parity is not respected, some features will not be available
14 with OpenSSL, like ECDSA server-side certificates support in
15 this release. OpenSSL library is considered as a best effort
16 target TLS library and provided as a commodity, LibreSSL has
17 become our target TLS library.
19 So as long as you don't require any features implemented with
20 libressl, only, you should be fine.
22 > It looks like other distros solve this by allowing libressl to install
23 > its libraries to /usr/lib/libressl or similar, so that they can
24 > coexist with openssl, allowing programs like OpenSMTPD.
25 >
26 > Any libressl developers interested in this sort of thing?
27 >
28 > Jason
30 Patrick


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