On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Eric Sunshine <sunsh...@sunshineco.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 4:23 AM, David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mac OS X Mountain Lion prints warnings when building git:
>> warning: 'SHA1_Init' is deprecated
>> (declared at /usr/include/openssl/sha.h:121)
>> Silence the warnings by using the CommonCrytpo SHA-1
>> functions for SHA1_Init(), SHA1_Update(), and SHA1_Final().
>> Add a COMMON_DIGEST_SHA1 option to the Makefile to allow
>> choosing this implementation and define it by default on Darwin.
> The approach of adding a Makefile option for each CommonCrypto
> facility does not really scale well. For instance, these days, I
> generally build git against OpenSSL from MacPorts, which gives me a
> warning-free git build since MacPorts/OpenSSL lacks those
> Apple-specific deprecation flags. With this patch series introducing
> several Makefile knobs, people wishing to use MacPorts/OpenSSL will
> have to tweak each knob. These patches already introduce two knobs
> (COMMON_DIGEST_SHA1, COMMON_DIGEST_HMAC). Adding more knobs to silence
> the remaining 29 deprecation warnings will make the build more
> cumbersome for those who prefer OpenSSL. Instead, introducing a single
> knob (such as APPLE_COMMON_CRYPTO) would avoid this problem.
That sounds like a good idea. In the very least these patches should
be redone to do that.
> More generally, is the approach of trying to figure out CommonCrypto
> replacements for DIGEST, HMAC, and the other 29 warnings worthwhile?
> After all, Apple introduced deprecation warnings due to the
> ABI-instability of OpenSSL, not due to any particular flaw in OpenSSL
> or its API. A more manageable approach might simply be to disable that
> particular warning on Darwin (via CFLAGS or perhaps '#pragma GCC
> diagnostic ignored' for more fine-grained control).
My only fear would be that these deprecation warnings would one day
become errors due to the functions being removed. I don't know how
else to interpret "deprecated".
If we can accomplish the same thing without deprecated APIs (and not
harm other platforms) then that is a good thing. I doubt we can find
1:1 replacements. It'll probably have to be fleshed out in compat/.
Warnings in 1 file (imap-send.c) is much better than warnings in 20
files (git grep -l SHA1_Final), which is the itch I'm currently
scratching. I'll be mindful of making sure that the users can still
plug in their own compliant OpenSSL.
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