Why ports are allowed to be linked with base OpenSSL?

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at FreeBSD.org
Sun Oct 15 18:41:34 UTC 2017

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 06:15:24PM +0000, Yuri wrote:
> Uses/ssl.mk allows SSL_DEFAULT=base. I know this has been discussed here
> before, but why is this even allowed? If some ports are built with
> SSL_DEFAULT=base, and some with SSL_DEFAULT=openssl, this will obviously
> cause conflicts when two incompatible openssl libraries will be mapped into
> the same process.
> Isn't it better to only allow port OpenSSL for ports, and disallow base
> OpenSSL in ports, so that there will be homogeneity of openssl?

First the default SSL is supposed to be for the entire ports tree, not only for
a bunch of ports.

Second, yes that is the plan but it takes time and it is not that easy to make
it happen :)

Best regards,
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