[openssl-users] Blank pages in FIPS 2.0 user guide

John Foley foleyj at cisco.com
Fri Feb 20 18:07:52 UTC 2015

Are the current iOS build instructions documented anywhere else?  We
haven't built for iOS in several years, at which time xCode was still
using gcc.  It appears xCode now uses clang and the signature embedding
no longer works.  Looking at the following commit...


It appears OpenSSL may support the newer clang tool chain.  But the old
build steps we use to follow no longer embed the signature properly. 
Can anyone comment if the following steps are current:


On 02/20/2015 12:30 PM, Steve Marquess wrote:
> On 02/20/2015 10:52 AM, John Foley wrote:
>> Appendix E.2 in the FIPS 2.0 users guide
>> (https://www.openssl.org/docs/fips/UserGuide-2.0.pdf) contains blank
>> pages on pages 134-136.  Is this intentional?  It appears the iOS build
>> instructions starting on page 133 are incomplete. 
> John, I can tell you without looking that there are no intentionally
> blank pages in the FIPS User Guide.
> I am seriously remiss in updating that document. Among other things the
> build process for iOS has changed significantly as of 2.0.9, thanks to
> some elegant work by Andy Polyakov.
> It's on my list... a long list unfortunately. At the moment any spare
> time I have available for FIPS issues is spent addressing yet another
> existential threat to the open source based validations.
> -Steve M.

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