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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 14:15:38 -0600


On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 2:12 PM, Natanael Copa <> wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Feb 2018 11:23:26 -0600
> William Pitcock <> wrote:
>> libressl promised to retain compatibility with 1.0.1g APIs, but has
>> failed to do so. As such, there is an increasing workload to keep
>> packages compatible with libressl as it evolves. Therefore, it is
>> obviously not truly a suitable provider for the openssl package, and
>> we should switch back to proper openssl as the default. We will
>> however retain libressl for packages which require it (for example,
>> ones using the new libtls APIs).
>> If there is no objection to this proposed change, I intend to do the
>> swap next week.
> I just learned that the time_t issue is resolved:

According to who? They just try to make the math still work with
time_t. The only way to be truly conformant is to use TAI64N math.


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