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Re: Small SSL-related patch...

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: "Dominic J(dot) Eidson" <sauron(at)the-infinite(dot)org>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Small SSL-related patch...
Date: 2000-09-17 13:04:07
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.21.0009171300130.576-100000@peter (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-patches
Dominic J. Eidson writes:

> The only reason I did this, was because it made sense to me to be able to
> do things like downloading the OpenSSL tarball, ./configure'ing and
> make'ing OpenSSL (without doing a "make install",

Naaah, that doesn't work. You can't use packages right out of the source
tree. Besides being unclean it's also unportable and unpredicable.

> with --with-openssl, to get the SSL support. Of course this also assumed
> that libpq would compile in openssl statically, so that libpq-wit-openssl
> could function as drop-in replacement for the old libpq-without-openssl.
> It seems this isn't the case, since I ended up getting unresolved symbol
> errors for several SSL_* functions... Not sure if it was intended to do a
> drop-in (w/o having to recompile applications, just replace libpq and
> restart) or not.

It probably should work that way but we haven't bothered to fix it yet.

Peter Eisentraut      peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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