On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 11:38:45PM -0700, Peter Wemm wrote:

> It should not be too hard to have build a lightweight 'libbignum' that
> is extracted from the openssl sources and make that available in the base
> system.  It would not be hard to convert the lib*mp consumers to use the
> libbignum (libbn, -lbn ?) and then we can get rid of it.
> telnet* should never have used libmp in the first place, it should have
> used libcrypto/bignum.  chkey/newkey/keyserv are using libmp for
> diffie-helmann key exchange.  (just large integer multiplication).  It
> should be really easy to convert those three.

Since there are a few things that are using libgmp (and I missed them
in my quick search through the sources), no I would not prefer
removing libgmp and making a new, probably buggier, libbignum that
will replace our current libgmp.

If we do need some of the functionality of libgmp in the base-system,
then we really should import some newer version of libgmp, instead of
trying to make our own new library.  I dont really like reinventing
wheels :)


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