what to do when base openssl isn't suitable

Don Lewis truckman at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jul 1 21:33:43 UTC 2016

On  1 Jul, Franco Fichtner wrote:
> 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.

Nope, USES=ssl doesn't take an argument.  See:

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