HEADS UP: OpenSSL problems after GCC 4.2 upgrade

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at FreeBSD.org
Sun May 20 07:29:11 UTC 2007

On 2007-05-20 02:27, Alexander Kabaev <kabaev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> there were several reports of OpenSSL being broken when
> compiled with GCC 4.2. It turns out OpenSSL uses function
> casting feature that was aggressively de-supported by GCC 4.2
> and GCC goes as far as inserting invalid instructions ON
> PURPOSE to discourage the practice.
> Consequently, OpenSSL need the patch similar to attached one to
> work.  Just in case mailing list will eat the attachment, the
> patch can be found at
> http://people.freebsd.org/~kan/openssl-gcc42.diff
> Unfortunately, our OpenSSL maintainer(s) are currently en-route
> from BSDCan and cannot attend to the matters. Once we figure
> the best way to fix the code and to integrate the fix into
> OpenSSL, we will check the fix info CVS. People are advised to
> patch their sources locally until then.

Thanks! :-)

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