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Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:30:35 +0200
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Mike Miller <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 00:00:59 +0800, Alex Vong wrote:
>> So, we drop the optional dependency to avoid the problem.
> Precisely what is the optional dependency that is dropped?
> Octave does not directly link with OpenSSL nor use any OpenSSL
> functions. The Octave package on Debian builds with all optional
> dependencies enabled, and the resulting binary is linked with GnuTLS.

The “openssl” package (along with “cyrus-sasl”) was added as a new input
to our “octave” package in commit
b7b27a8f28746a488eeee489c71053059dc5a8dc, along with the upgrade from
4.0.0 to 4.0.2.

I don’t know why this was done.  Maybe Kei could shed some light on

~~ Ricardo

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