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

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at freeradius.org
Tue Jun 17 12:39:25 CEST 2014

On 17 Jun 2014, at 11:01, Phil Mayers <p.mayers at IMPERIAL.AC.UK> wrote:

> 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.

The FreeRADIUS check is mutable. If that happens, we can change the code.

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

No, I don't agree. Developer time is a finite resource. I don't want our time wasted helping people debug issues caused by libssl compatibility issues.

Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at freeradius.org>
FreeRADIUS Development Team

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