Symbol conflict between libgnutls-openssl and real openssl
nmav at gnutls.org
Wed Aug 27 17:59:56 CEST 2008
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 6:58 PM, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
<n.mavrogiannopoulos at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> What do you think about this proposal?
>> I like it. gnutls/openssl.h should thus contain a set of #define's such
>> #define MD5_Init gnutls_openssl_MD5_Init
>> Fortunately we have never guaranteed binary level compatibility with
>> OpenSSL, so this change does not require any API changes in applications
>> that uses libgnutls-openssl, just a recompile. It will indeed require a
>> SONAME bump, and currently both libgnutls and libgnutls-openssl share
>> the same SONAME version. We have discussed before if and how these
>> versions can be separated. I suspect we have to make a decision now.
> I think this is too much fuss. The gnutls-openssl layer is quick and
> dirty fix. I wouldn't recommend to any applications to use it. Either
> use openssl or gnutls directly. If you have this issue why not
> recompile the application with openssl instead?
I'm not so much against any such patch. I'm mostly against maintaining
this gnutls-openssl library. I think we should drop it.
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