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Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl

From: kei
Subject: Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 17:33:25 -0400
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On 2016-08-09 14:30, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
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

When I tried to build Octave 4.0.2, the build complained about missing SSL and SASL libraries. Adding gnutls as a dependency (Debian users are advised
to use libcurl4-gnutls-dev) did not fix the issue, so I added OpenSSL to
stop the issue. It seems to me that Octave 4.0.2 (and 4.0.3, the most recent version) depends on SSL for curl usage, as curl allows Octave users to issue a "pkg install -forge [package_name]" command to install packages from the Octave Forge repo. I didn't know that the licenses were incompatible, so now we have to name (or correctly package) the Guix equivalent of libcurl4-gnutls-dev.

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