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Re: [alpine-devel] Proposed change: openssl 1.1 as default system openssl implementation

From: William Pitcock <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:12:11 -0600


On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 2:09 PM, Kevin Chadwick <> wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:00:55 -0600
>> Unfortunately, the Linux kernel does not have the same
>> advantages of rapid iteration that the OpenBSD guys have, since
>> OpenBSD has a small install base, it does not really matter if there
>> are problems in the short term, since enthusiasts are the ones who use
>> OpenBSD.
> Yeah, just been looking into it again, can't believe it has been 4
> years. Not sure I buy that, as the major distros have much longer
> cycles than OpenBSD stable 6 months. Arch, alpine etc. tend to have the
> same developer type users that could cope. It would make some nasty
> publicity splashes no doubt though. I guess the filesystem issues were
> the real blocker. Debian, Ubuntu and more likely Redhat installs on
> ext3?

Unfortunately, the Linux kernel developers have to consider the needs
of Redhat, Ubuntu, Debian, too. Yes, we could handle such a migration
in Alpine (and also in Adelie), but Redhat and Canonical obviously
like to slow things down when it comes to such major changes.


Received on Fri Feb 09 2018 - 14:12:11 UTC