[pacman-dev] Linking to OpenSSL

Teran McKinney sega01 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 15:24:05 EDT 2008

Ah, ok. I must have read it incorrectly, but in the case of makepkg I
personally prefer the *sum utilities. It is a simply revert anyways,
and I will eventually get around to doing some major changes to
makepkg (I have a few ideas, but nothing set in stone).


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 7:12 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Teran McKinney wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been working on an Arch fork for the past several months, and
>> thus have been following Arch developments closely. I noticed this
>> commit ( http://projects.archlinux.org/gitweb.cgi?p=pacman.git;a=commit;h=b8a66d68593d1f267c3bb8cd8943724711626903
>> ), where OpenSSL replaces the usage of md5sum and sha1sum utilities
>> for Pacman. While I like the idea of using libraries instead of
>> external binaries, I feel that linking to OpenSSL complicates a few
>> things.
> I am confused, the patch you showed is for makepkg, which is a bash script.
> The usage of md5sum and sha1sum binaries was replaced by the usage of
> openssl binary. We don't use openssl lib.
> For pacman, we also need md5 hashing functionality. For that we imported
> a md5.c file from the xyssl project.
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