base components should always be default (Re: change in default openssl coming)

Guido Falsi mad at
Sat Jul 9 13:13:20 UTC 2016

On 07/09/16 14:36, Fernando Herrero Carrón wrote:
> El 9 jul. 2016 10:33 a. m., "Wojciech Puchar" <wojtek at> escribió:
>> On Fri, 8 Jul 2016, Mikhail T. wrote:
>>> On 08.07.2016 02:26, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
>>>> During this summer (sometime in August I think) I will be changing the
> default OpenSSL for the ports tree from the base system version to
> security/openssl.
>>> The short answer is "Why?!" The longer reaction is: "please don't".
>> Why openssl is a part of base system at all?
> Maybe we can also ask: why is pkg not?

This has been answered various times. I can't speak for the maintainers
of pkg, but an answer to this question was already posted in this same

(second bullet in the list)

If you look in the mailing list archives you will find more replies on
the same tome.

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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