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FS#9064 - Rebuild vpnc package w/o openssl support

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Christoph Zeiler (Rabyte) - Monday, 31 December 2007, 19:44 GMT
Last edited by Greg (dolby) - Sunday, 22 June 2008, 15:39 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Low
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


OpenSSL support needs to be removed from vpnc, as distributing binary packages
of vpnc linked against openssl is a violation of the GPL. Quoting from vpnc's Makefile:
# The license of vpnc (Gpl >= 2) is quite likely incompatible with the
# openssl license. Openssl is currently used to provide certificate
# support for vpnc (hybrid only).
# While it is OK for users to build their own binaries linking in openssl
# with vpnc and even providing dynamically linked binaries it is probably
# not OK to provide the binaries inside a distribution.
# See for further
# details.
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Closed by  Greg (dolby)
Sunday, 22 June 2008, 15:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Monday, 07 January 2008, 21:46 GMT
There are tons of GPL packages which depend on openssl. I won't remove features just because there is 'probably' a problem. Can you show me a detailed description of the problem that does not consist of 'probably' and 'maybe'?
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 17 February 2008, 14:13 GMT
reopened because of "libldap and openssl/gnutls" thread on dev ML.