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Re: Recommended apr / openssl etc. library version for svn ?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:01:06 +0100

On 21.11.2017 21:43, Eric Johnson wrote:
> I don't know if this helps, but I run Subversion on a Gentoo system,
> which is constantly upgrading to newer versions of software. Gentoo
> does a really good job of only marking stuff stable when it is
> actually stable. So if Gentoo doesn't have openssl 1.1 in use, there's
> a really good reason.
> This is what is currently "stable" on my Gentoo system running
> Subversion (which is a few weeks old - minor updates might be available):

Not-so-minor updates are, in fact available. :)

> *Apache httpd 2.4.27
> *Apache Serf(tm) 1.3.8

Should be 1.3.9.

> *APR 1.5.2

Should be 1.6.3.

> *APR-util 1.5.4

Should be 1.6.1.

> *APR iconv (not installed on my machine)

Not needed in Unix-like environments that have libiconv generally
available. Not needed on Windows because we use the native character
encoding conversion functions (since ... I don't recall when, but it's
been quite a while).

> *Expat 2.2.1
> *OpenSSL 1.0.2l
> *PCRE 8.41

I have _no_ idea how PCRE got on this list. Subversion itself does not
use it, nor, as far as I'm aware, do Serf, APR or APR-Util.

> *SQLite 3.19.3
> *ZLib 1.2.11
> Specifically, in the case of openssl, I found this bug tracking all
> the compatibility problems: https://bugs.gentoo.org/592438 . Seems
> like you probably want to stay away from it.

Serf trunk can be compiled with 1.1, but I'm not sure how far along the
1.3.x release branch is. Whilst OpenSSL 1.1 has made some really
unfortunate decisions that break API compatibility with the 1.0.x line,
there are also a number of serious bugs fixed in it ...

-- Brane
Received on 2017-11-21 22:01:11 CET

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