Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: June 30 2008,18:04
You're not interrupting. At least someone here has a constructive question and/or constructive criticism. Thanks for asking and elevating the discussion.
It won't affect "every single" extension, but you're right that some of them may have problems. That was one of the other reasons for holding back and seeing what's going on with core and if the two will share extensions, etc.
That said, I've used quite a few extensions built with newer OpenSSL versions. IIRC, the svn UCI in testing has its own OpenSSL. That one comes to mind but I think I've seen it in a few others. I'm grep'ing mydslinfo now and see Juanito also added it to compile-3.3.5.uci.
I've also had zero problems with the other extensions I've used. Since I compiled most of the crypto- and security-related software (e.g., gpg, etc.) I use against the newer libs, I would also submit those. I prefixed most of the apps (e.g., gpg, Sylpheed with gpg, etc.) in /opt so I could submit as UCIs.
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