[ntp:hackers] Dynamic ssl and crypto libraries

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Mon Oct 24 19:06:32 PDT 2005


Folks,

https://ntp.isc.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=517 contains a patch to use the
dynamic crypto and ssl libraries that are shipped with Solaris.  The
static libraries are not shipped.

I'm tempted to look for dynamic or static libraries on all platforms,
and before I do this I thought I'd ask to see if there are any reasons
we should *not* look for dynamic libraries by default.

One reason that leaps to my mind is that if somebody upgrades the
dynamic libraries without saving the older versions and there is an API
change, we're gonna have to abort.  If we use a static library we won't
have this problem.

H


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