Committer needed for PR 208029

Jim Ohlstein jim at
Wed Apr 6 16:00:50 UTC 2016


> On Apr 6, 2016, at 11:37 AM, Mathieu Arnold <mat at> wrote:
> +--On 6 avril 2016 10:06:41 -0400 Jim Ohlstein <jim at> wrote:
> | Hello,
> | 
> | On 4/6/16 12:44 AM, Kurt Jaeger wrote:
> |> Hi!
> |> 
> |>> Actually, I just noticed (when compiling the port), that the Makefile
> |>> now says:
> |>> 
> |> 
> |> Yes, sorry, my fault. Fixed, and as suggested by mat: It is
> |> now as IGNORE with a message explaining how to do it for 9.x.
> |> 
> | 
> | This is much ado about nothing. The "WITH_OPENSSL_PORT" option is there
> | for just this purpose and is used in many ports.
> No, the WITH_OPENSSL_PORT knob is a global one, and must not be used in
> ports makefiles.  The fact is, there are ports using it, true, it does not
> mean it is the right thing to do.

Then there are many ports being committed incorrectly, as well as, no doubt, many *official* packages. 

I really have no dog in this fight. I use it globally and build all of my own packages with poudriere, but either it shouldn't be there at all, or it should be ok to use. Having it available as an option to porters and then saying it shouldn't be used seems a bit silly. 

> There is work going on to always use OpenSSL from ports, but it also needs
> to take into account GSSAPI, and it's a mess.


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