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Re: Are the versions of DarwinSSL and OpenSSL that ship with 10.5 of any use in 2019?

From: Igor Korot via curl-library <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:51:52 -0500

Hi, Andreas,

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 1:46 PM Andreas Falkenhahn via curl-library
<> wrote:
> I'm trying to build curl on a PPC macOS 10.5 system and I'm wondering whether using the versions of DarwinSSL and OpenSSL that ship with 10.5 are still of use today or whether I should do a fresh build of a more recent OpenSSL version and use that instead.
> The reason that makes me doubt the 2019-usefulness of 10.5's inhouse SSL stacks is the fact that when I open Safari and go to a https:// URL it immediately complains that the certificate couldn't be validated so I guess this is because of the fact that 10.5's versions of DarwinSSL and OpenSSL are very very outdated.
> So I guess the best idea to use curl on a 10.5 system would be to link it against my own build of a recent OpenSSL version, right?

It is better to grab more recent versions.
The same thing happens on 10.8 trying to access GitHub, which (fairly)
recently switched to SSLv2 (I think)
and therefore the original client(s) are un-useful on that system.

Thank you.

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> Andreas Falkenhahn
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Received on 2019-03-18