LibreSSL infects ports, causes problems

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at
Thu Apr 9 02:37:59 UTC 2015

On 4/8/2015 2:56 PM, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> It looks like our already complicated situation with base OpenSSL
> and ports OpenSSL got even messier with the addition of LibreSSL.
> I recently installed security/libressl for the pending net/openntpd
> update (*).  Now when I try to pkg delete it again, I get this:
> Installed packages to be REMOVED:
>         libressl-2.1.6
>         openntpd-5.7p4,2
>         xorg-server-1.14.7_4,1
>         git-lite-2.3.5
>         mutt-1.5.23_8
>         xf86-video-mach64-6.9.4_5
>         xf86-video-nv-2.1.20_6
>         xf86-video-openchrome-0.3.3_5
>         xf86-video-r128-6.9.2_5
>         xf86-video-vesa-2.3.3_5
>         xf86-input-keyboard-1.8.0_7
>         xf86-input-mouse-1.9.0_6
>         xf86-video-ati-7.5.0_2
>         xf86-video-intel-2.21.15_7
>         xorg-drivers-7.7_3
>         xorg-7.7_2
> Obviously LibreSSL has "infected" various other ports that happened
> to be recompiled while it was installed on the system.  I'm glad
> that pkg(1) detects this, but the situation is certainly a surprise.
> Why did I want to remove LibreSSL, you ask?  Because lang/python27
> also picks it up, fails to build the _ssl module due to a missing
> RAND_egd(), and finally errors out on install.
> *) There is an interoperability problem with LibreSSL and ca_root_nss,
>    which causes OpenNTPD's new https constraints feature to fail, which
>    is why I haven't updated the net/openntpd yet.

Are you mixing ports and packages?

Bryan Drewery

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