Subject: Re: no-idea, no-rc5 and no-mdc2 for openssl
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/02/2004 09:23:49
On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 01:15:02PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> It has been mentioned many times that we shouldn't have to require
> "ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES+=fee-based-commercial-use" for using pkgsrc (because
> openssl is needed a lot).
> In November, I mentioned that Red Hat and Debian Linux provide their
> openssl with no-idea, no-rc5 and no-mdc2. And the feedback I received
> seemed this should be done with pkgsrc too.
> May I commit the following? (This was not tested with USE_RSAREF2 and if
> desired I could add a "OPENSSL_USE_COMMERCIAL" or "OPENSSL_USE_IDEA" etc
> switches.)

We could:
1. Use knobs in a similar manner that our gnupg uses for IDEA for the default
openssl package;

2. We could have another package with the changes you suggest. (openssl 
keeps idea,etc), modifying the buildink3 machinery as necessary.

3. We could remove idea,rc5, etc from our default openssl package as per your
patch and have another package with them in.

I quite like 3.