[openssl-users] FIPS compile issue with Perl on Windows

Leaky tristan.leask at enghouse.com
Tue Apr 19 11:44:56 UTC 2016

> The Security Policy is quite specific on the requirements, which make no
> allowance for the common sense (to a software engineer) fact that there
> are equivalent multiple ways to accomplish each step (such as unzipping
> the tarball). You are also specifically required to begin with the
> official tarball. Per the Security Policy, you *must* do:
>    gunzip -c openssl-fips-2.0.12.tar.gz | tar xf -
> and *not* any functionally equivalent alternative such as:
>    tar -zxf openssl-fips-2.0.12.tar.gz

Thanks, but I am still scratching my head as to if that is even possible on
Windows, which would mean you can't actually compile the FIPS canister on
Windows and meet the security policy.

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