On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 09:24:33AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Jul 2005, Ryan Anderson wrote:
> > * Compile against the unencumbered Mozilla SHA1 code, instead of
> > the iffy OpenSSL code. This makes it easier to get the package
> > included for distribution with Debian.
> Note that this is just not true.
> We still use openssl for the bignum stuff in epoch.c, so using the mozilla
> SHA1 libraries just doesn't make any difference at all from an openssl
> standpoint. You'd have to disable the "--merge-order" flag entirely to get
> rid of the openssl dependency, methinks.
I think that's going a bit far for the purpose of this packaging.
I reworked the comments in the changelog to make it clear that the
elimination of OpenSSL is not complete, and also address the comments
I'll reply to this email with that updated patch, but I've got this and
all the other pending Debian packaging fixes in
sometimes Pug Majere
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