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Re: CVS commit: wikisrc/projects/project

Thomas Klausner <> writes:

> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 10:12:05PM +0000, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
>> Module Name: wikisrc
>> Committed By:        asau
>> Date:                Sat Mar 17 22:12:05 UTC 2012
>> Added Files:
>>      wikisrc/projects/project: pkgsrc_tls_support_in_tnftp.mdwn
>> Log Message:
>> TLS support in net/tnftp.
> net/fetch supports openssl, if it's there. The problem is that on
> non-NetBSD we can't assume it's there. So we'd have to build a fetch
> tool that's sufficient for building openssl (e.g. fetch without https
> support), and then build fetch against openssl. But that's not a nice
> solution...

"Bootstrapping" OpenSSL is part of problem, right.
I still think that it would be much better if TLS was treated just like curses:
if a platform doesn't have it, that should be treated as an exception,
rather than what we do now (treating all platforms like not having TLS support).

Having TLS support in tnftp is useful even outside pkgsrc context since
tnftp is in NetBSD base.


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