GNOME 2.6, gnomevfs2, WebDAV question

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Fri Apr 9 22:25:56 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 17:38, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> First, congratulations and thanks to the FreeBSD GNOME team for the
> GNOME 2.6 update!
> One problem I'm having (and I think I saw this under 2.4 as well) is
> that I'm unable to use Nautilus to access WebDAV folders using https.
> When I attempt to put in the URL to the File Browser, I get an error
> dialog complaining that my URL "is not a valid location.  Please check
> the spelling and try again."
> (cadaver and (ick) Windows XP have no problems accessing the same 
> locations.)
> Poking around a bit, I saw where gnomevfs2 is configured with
> --disable-openssl and --disable-gnutls.  Is it possible that this is 
> related?  Why is gnomevfs2 configured this way?  Any other clues for me?

This is definitely the cause.  SSL support is disabled due to linking
problems with NSS and OpenSSL.  The problem manifests itself in
applications such as Galeon and Epiphany.  Anytime OpenSSL and NSS link
together, bad things tend to happen due to some symbol conflicts. 

Now for the good news.  I think I've fixed the problems by linking NSS
with -Bdynamic.  I'm still shaking things out in mozilla-devel, but if
everything looks okay, I'll roll the changes into mozilla, then enable
SSL support in gnomevfs2.  In the meantime, if you use mozilla-devel, or
you don't care about Galeon or Epiphany, you can change the gnomevfs2
Makefile to enable OpenSSL support, and you should be good to go.


> Thanks in advance!
> Bruce.
> PS.  5.2/i386-CURRENT as of late March.
> PPS.  I'm not a member of this list, so please keep me as one of the 
> recipients of any replies.
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