OpenSSL now lives in SFW
By mbp on May 28, 2009
Today I integrated the changes necessary for the move of OpenSSL from the Operating System/Networking (ON) consolidation to the Solaris FreeWare (SFW) consolidation. The old source still lives in ON as incorporates a special static build of OpenSSL. There are plans to remove this old copy but there may be complications.
The move was done for a variety of reasons:
- Simplifies upgrade
- Simplifies maintenance
- Allows compiler freedom
- FIPS container
For the moment there shouldn't be any real difference for users of Nevada/OpenSolaris. The same bits are delivered in the same packages just the build and delivery mechanism have changed.
I've got a couple of other things planned for the near future - OpenSSL upgrade 0.9.8k, move to isaexec'ed OpenSSL/SunSSH, etc but thats for another blog entry.