Openssl - base or port?

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Thu Dec 15 18:26:34 UTC 2016

On Thu, December 15, 2016 11:47 am, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> Is there an advantage to use openssl from base rather than ports?  Or vice
> versa?  When was openssl added to the base?  Why?

I know this is not an answer, but some of the packages may be built with
openssl from packages as opposed to base. Theoretically it shouldn't
matter (cough... cough...), but some package using SSL (though it didn't
bring openssl package as dependency) didn't work for me until I installed
openssl package. Hopefully someone knowledgeable will weigh in on this.


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Valeri Galtsev
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