Meaning of no-xxx option

Kurt Roeckx kurt at
Sun Oct 18 07:33:11 UTC 2020


It seems that we might start to interprete the no-xxx options
differently. In 1.1.1 it would completly disable the feature in
libcrypto, the apps and libssl. It seems that now the
interpretation changed to just disable the support for it in the
provider. You might load a different provider that does support
it, and so the apps and libssl can use it then.

My interpretation was always that we want to completly disable the
feature, for instance because we don't want to use it at all or we
want to reduce the size of the binries.


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