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Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl

From: Alex Vong
Subject: Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:27:49 +0800
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Mike Miller <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 14:43:57 +0800, Alex Vong wrote:
>> I thought it was an optional dependency because when I run
>> `./configure --help', it contains the following help:
>>   --with-openssl          use libcrypto hash routines. Valid ARGs are: 'yes',
>>                           'no', 'auto' => use if available, 'optional' => use
>>                           if available and warn if not available; default is
>>                           'no'
>> Perhaps someone unaware of the issue adds this? Should I open a bug
>> report on this?
> Thanks for pointing that out. I wasn't aware of this until now. This
> configure option actually comes directly from the gnulib project. You'll
> notice that the default is "no", which is exactly as it should be.
> Octave provides some standard hash functions that are built on GPL
> compatible functions provided by gnulib. As a side effect of enabling
> these gnulib modules, gnulib automatically adds the `--with-openssl`
> option to allow the user to specify that the OpenSSL libcrypto functions
> should be used instead.
> I couldn't find this described or documented anywhere, just had to go
> digging through the configuration macros, e.g.
> Cheers,

I see. Thanks for the explaination. As Mark has pointed out, the problem
seems to be in the curl package.

Finally, some unrelated stuff, I hope octave would have a byte code
interpreter soon. I would suggest to write it in rpython, it seems to be
the easiest way to have jit these days.


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