[Python-Dev] New OpenSSL - has anyone ever looked at (in)compatibility with LibreSSL

Hasan Diwan hasan.diwan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 09:55:01 EST 2016

On 8 March 2016 at 00:49, Michael Felt <michael at felt.demon.nl> wrote:

> As a relative newcomer I may have missed a long previous discussion re:
> linking with OpenSSL and/or LibreSSL.
> In an ideal world this would be rtl linking, i.e., underlying complexities
> of *SSL libraries are hidden from applications.
> In short, when I saw this http://bugs.python.org/issue26465 Title:
> Upgrade OpenSSL shipped with python installers, it reminded me I need to
> start looking at LibreSSL again - and that, if not already done - might be
> something "secure" for python as well.

According to the libressl website, one of the projects primary goals is to
remain "backwards-compatible with OpenSSL", which is to say, to either have
code work without changes or to fail gracefully when it uses the deprecated
bits. It does seem it ships with OpenBSD. There is an issue open on bugs to
address whatever incompatibilities remain between LibreSSL and OpenSSL[1].
Perhaps you might want to take a look at that? -- H
1. https://bugs.python.org/issue23177

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