[PATCH 1/1] Just warn if linked libssl is more recent

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Jun 17 12:01:24 CEST 2014

On 17/06/14 10:50, Arran Cudbard-Bell wrote:

> I'm not seeing what the issue is.

OpenSSL has broken ABI in the past without a .soname bump. Very 
annoying. That does not make it your business to hard-code a version 
number into the application IMO.

Let's say the OpenSSL guys get really clued up all of a sudden, and/or 
LibreSSL takes off. Assume that the ABI via the .soname becomes really 
solid, but the version number starts to increment rapidly. Not 
impossible. I shouldn't have to re-compile FreeRADIUS to take advantage 
of that.

I don't think applications should be enforcing this, full stop. I don't 
expect you'll agree with me, but never mind.

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