Richard Levitte levitte at
Fri Feb 21 14:48:39 UTC 2020

A small note about the 'no-deprecated' configuration option: this is an option to simulate the far future when the deprecated stuff has been removed from the public eye. Deprecated openssl commands should not build with such a configuration. 


Kurt Roeckx <kurt at> skrev: (21 februari 2020 09:06:39 CET)
>We seem to be deprecating a lot of the old APIs, which I think is
>a good thing. But I think we might either be deprecating too much,
>or not actually using the alternatives ourself.
>In the apps, a lot of the files define
>OPENSSL_SUPPRESS_DEPRECATED, which I think is the wrong way to do
>it. We should stop using the deprecated functions ourself. If
>there is no way to do this using non-deprecated functions, the
>function should probably not have been deprecated in the first
>The apps might have functionality that we want to deprecate too,
>that depends on the deprecated functions. In which case we should
>also mark that as deprecated, and the apps should always build in
>no-deprecation mode.
>We might also be deprecating APIs that we don't use ourself, so
>it's harder to know if there are alternatives for it.
>It would also be nice that if you deprecate a function, that you
>point to the alternative way to do the same thing in the manual.

Richard by mobile

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