what to do when base openssl isn't suitable

Franco Fichtner franco at lastsummer.de
Fri Jul 1 19:56:22 UTC 2016

Hi Don,

> On 01.07.2016, at 20:59, Don Lewis <truckman at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> I've got a port that does not work with base openssl because it looks
> for libssl.pc.  Other than that, I don't think it is picky about what
> flavor of ports ssl is installed.  Because the default version of ssl
> still defaults to base, I don't see a way to get this port to build on
> the cluster, so there is no way to provide binary packages.  That's a
> problem for end users because this port has bunch of huge build
> dependencies.  Thoughts?

Take a look at security/letskencrypt which pins its SSL to LibreSSL from ports, because it won't build with OpenSSL at all. Really nifty reworks happened recently with USES in that regard.


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