Bug 346711 - Port coreutils to use NSS library for cryptography
Summary: Port coreutils to use NSS library for cryptography
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ondrej Vasik
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: CryptoConsolidation
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-23 10:17 UTC by Peter Vrabec
Modified: 2010-03-16 12:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2010-03-16 12:36:26 UTC
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Description Peter Vrabec 2007-10-23 10:17:12 UTC
coreutils should be ported to use NSS library for cryptography.
See the tracking bug for details and links on how it could be done.

Comment 1 Kamil Dudka 2008-08-27 11:48:28 UTC
This is (maybe incomplete) list of affected coreutils utilities:
  base64 - encoding/decoding
  md5sum, sha1sum, sha224sum, sha256sum, sha384sum, sha512sum - hash algorithms

Upstream has rejected porting this utilities to NSS at this time, because replacement of working hash algorithms are not very useful from upstream perspective.

I am also not sure if coreutils fundamental utilities (like md5sum) should be dependent on NSS library.

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2010-03-16 12:36:26 UTC
Based on comment #1 closing WONTFIX.

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