[openssl-users] Engines on Mac OS X

Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL uri at ll.mit.edu
Mon Sep 3 18:30:24 UTC 2018

If it builds a dummy engine - then shouldn't a dummy engine respond gracefully to requests with something like "sorry I can't do anything useful", instead of spitting outa puke of error messages in response to "openssl engine -t capi"?


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> On Sep 3, 2018, at 12:27, Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org> wrote:
> In message <62B8AA9B-D6D2-4F33-94C5-7BFE11E465A0 at akamai.com> on Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:56:41 +0000, "Salz, Rich" <rsalz at akamai.com> said:
>>> Gotcha. In that case why does it get built on Mac? I.e., why
>>> doesn’t the build process exclude it automatically?
>> Beats me. It ends up being a zero-length object file, more or
>> less. Perhaps Richard Levitte knows.
> We've made it conditional in the source file rather than the build
> configuration, so on non-MSWindows platforms, it becomes a minimal
> shared object with an entry point that fails unconditionally.
> We should obviously rethink that strategy...
> Cheers,
> Richard
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