[openssl-users] Backward compatibility for openSSL letter releases (openSSL 1.0.2 x)

Satish Lvr satish.lvr at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 12:42:18 UTC 2018

I am fine with recompilation. My question is more related to same
functional behavior between versions (say from 1.0.2a to 1.0.2b .....
1.0.2p) unless it is related to some security fix which breaks the old

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 6:08 PM Michael Richardson <mcr at sandelman.ca> wrote:

> Satish Lvr <satish.lvr at gmail.com> wrote:
>     > Can we assume that backward compatibility would be maintained
> between letter
>     > releases of a version such as openSSL 1.0.2 (Eg: between openSSL
> 1.0.2a and
>     > openSSL 1.0.2p) unless there is security bug fix ?
> If one breaks backward (ABI) compatibility for a security bug fix, then
> the old code needs to be recompiled, so you can't fix the bug with an
> update to
> the .so.
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