[Development] Suggestion: switch binary builds to OpenSSL 1.1 in Qt 5.11

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Tue Feb 13 12:13:57 CET 2018

13.02.2018, 14:09, "Edward Welbourne" <edward.welbourne at qt.io>:
> On Friday, 9 February 2018 10:04:30 PST Giuseppe D'Angelo wrote:
>>  The point isn't which version of Qt comes with the distribution, but the
>>  binary builds. Given people do use binary builds (to have an up-to-date
>>  Qt) but not mess with OpenSSL, the outcome will be that SSL will not be
>>  functional for the users of the distributions I mentioned before.
> Well, conversely, those who use our binary distributions on more modern
> releases of those distributions have the opposite problem; when
> Debian/testing upgraded to OpenSSL 1.1, it gave me problems, obliging me
> to downgrade OpenSSL in order to continue using Qt.

AFAIU you should install libssl1.0.2 package instead of downgrading anything

AFAIK all good binary distros provide packages for parallel openssl versions
when they are not binary compatible

However, implementing QTBUG-65922 would certainly make life easier for
some folks.

> If folk are willing to upgrade Qt on an old distro, I don't think it's
> any more unreasonable to ask for a new OpenSSL version than to ask folk
> using up-to-date distros to downgrade their OpenSSL to accommodate a Qt
> that's contemporary with the up-to-date rest of their distribution. If
> anything, expecting the latter is more unreasonable than expecting the
> former.
>         Eddy.
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