Subject: Re: pkg/28549
To: None <,,>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/23/2005 09:44:01
The following reply was made to PR pkg/28549; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Johnny C. Lam" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/28549
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 09:43:22 +0000

 On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 07:08:17AM +0000, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
 > On Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 02:47:36AM +0000, wrote:
 > > Synopsis: [RE-IMPORT] USE_IDEA conflict
 > > 
 > > Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->jlam
 > > Responsible-Changed-By:
 > > Responsible-Changed-When: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 02:47:35 +0000
 > > Responsible-Changed-Why:
 > > Over to openssl maintainer.
 > This is a problem that exists for all packages that rely OpenSSL for
 > IDEA crypto functions.  This should be fixed in two steps:
 >     (1) OpenSSL should be modified to support build options of "idea",
 > 	"rc5", "mdc2", and any other patented algorithms.
 I've made the above change as part of updating security/openssl to
 >     (2) The packages that rely on OpenSSL for IDEA support, e.g.
 > 	mail/cue and net/speakfreely, should have an install-time
 > 	check that OpenSSL was built with the "idea" option.
 I've thought more about this and I don't see a nice way to make this
 idea work with pkgviews at the moment.  I think the pkg_* tools will
 need some improvements first before this step can proceed.  However,
 I've modified mail/cue to use and it now shares the
 same "idea" package option with the openssl package, so these two
 packages should now interact properly when both are built with or
 without IDEA support.
 	-- Johnny Lam <>