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Re: Bug report: Regression SVN Client, SSL, Serf 1.3.9-3, SSLVerifyClient require

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:03:29 +0100

Folker Schamel wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
>> That's the catch here. Subversion does not ship with OpenSSL by
>> itself. From Subversion's point of view this is a 3rd-party
>> dependency. [...] It could be something worthwhile adding to the FAQ
>> however, though then in a more general manner like: Troubleshooting
>> Subversion SSL connection.> Good point. The FAQ seems to be a good place.
> Nevertheless, in such situations we are probably not the only ones
> looking primarily into the Subversion release notes, not so much into
> the Debian documentation or Subversion FAQ, because the problem
> seemingly was caused - in simple terms - by the Subversion update.
> Also note that new releases of distributions of Subversion are
> usually strongly correlated with new Subversion releases.
> So I still suggest to also put a warning in the Subversion release
> notes, for example: "Your distribution may also upgrade OpenSSL along
> with the Subversion upgrade, which may cause trouble, see xxxx in the
> FAQ." At least us it would have spared a lot of time ;-)
> Even if you may insist that this logically the "wrong" place,
> sometimes a note in such a "wrong" place can be very helpful for
> users who are looking in that "wrong" place, ;-)
I agree -- when something like this hits users in real life, we should
add it to the release notes, either in total or as a pointer to a FAQ.
And I want to say thank you for writing a helpful description for other
users to diagnose the problem after being troubled by it yourself.
If no-one else volunteers, I will try to do it in the next day or two
(but I haven't much time).
- Julian
Received on 2018-08-01 15:03:38 CEST

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