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== Summary ==
 
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libcurl in Fedora currently uses the NSS (Network Security Services) library for TLS and cryptography.  After implementing this change, libcurl will use OpenSSL, instead of NSS.
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libcurl in Fedora currently uses the NSS (Network Security Services) library for TLS and cryptography.  After implementing this change, libcurl will use OpenSSL instead of NSS.
  
 
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== Current status ==
 
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* Targeted release: Fedora 27
 
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== Detailed Description ==
 
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In order to make even smaller Fedora base images, it was proposed to switch
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libcurl back to OpenSSLThe Fedora Crypto Consolidation project, which
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motivated the switch of libcurl from OpenSSL to NSS ten years ago, is now
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deprecated and libcurl is the only package that pulls NSS as its dependency
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into the Fedora base image.  Hence, by switching libcurl back to OpenSSL, we
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could create Fedora base image that contains fewer crypto libraries inside.
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== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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Smaller base image, fewer cpryto libraries inside.
 
   
 
   
 
    
 
    
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== Scope ==
 
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* Other developers: psabata, ignatenko, sgallagh
 
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* Release engineering: unaffected
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== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
 
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* Firefox certificate database can no longer be used by (lib)curl-based applications.
 
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* Existing certificate databases need to be dumped to files to be used by (lib)curl.
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== How To Test ==
 
== How To Test ==

Revision as of 12:29, 6 April 2017

Switch libcurl back to OpenSSL

Summary

libcurl in Fedora currently uses the NSS (Network Security Services) library for TLS and cryptography. After implementing this change, libcurl will use OpenSSL instead of NSS.

Owner

  • Name: Kamil Dudka
  • Email: kdudka@redhat.com
  • Release notes owner: N/A
  • FESCo shepherd: N/A
  • Product: Fedora
  • Responsible WG: kdudka


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 27
  • Last updated: 2017-04-06
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>


Detailed Description

In order to make even smaller Fedora base images, it was proposed to switch libcurl back to OpenSSL. The Fedora Crypto Consolidation project, which motivated the switch of libcurl from OpenSSL to NSS ten years ago, is now deprecated and libcurl is the only package that pulls NSS as its dependency into the Fedora base image. Hence, by switching libcurl back to OpenSSL, we could create Fedora base image that contains fewer crypto libraries inside.


Benefit to Fedora

Smaller base image, fewer cpryto libraries inside.


Scope

  • Proposal owners: kdudka
  • Other developers: psabata, ignatenko, sgallagh
  • Release engineering: unaffected
  • Policies and guidelines: unaffected
  • Trademark approval: not needed

Upgrade/compatibility impact

  • Firefox certificate database can no longer be used by (lib)curl-based applications.
  • Existing certificate databases need to be dumped to files to be used by (lib)curl.

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Dependencies

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes