Bug 1118995 - Request for Comment: looking at packaging LibreSSL
Summary: Request for Comment: looking at packaging LibreSSL
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openssl
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2014-07-12 22:46 UTC by Lokesh Mandvekar
Modified: 2014-07-14 08:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-07-14 08:50:21 UTC

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Description Lokesh Mandvekar 2014-07-12 22:46:49 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm looking at packaging up libressl (http://www.libressl.org/) for fedora, but it looks like their filenames use 'openssl' in a lot of places. 

I was hoping to know your opinion on whether libressl should be held back from fedora for now, or if it's ok to go ahead with this if I s/openssl/libressl/g throughout in libressl so that this package doesn't conflict with openssl.

Thanks :)

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2014-07-14 08:49:19 UTC
I don't think it makes much sense to package libressl for Fedora at this time. Certainly it cannot conflict with the OpenSSL package so you would have to do the renaming. But then you would probably have to patch any application that you would like to link against libressl instead of OpenSSL. And I do not think any core application should use libressl instead of OpenSSL at this time. So I would recommend waiting with packaging libressl in Fedora.

Note that the OpenSSL development is now much more agile and the need for the libressl fork is not so clear anymore.

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