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December 3, 2021 18:12
Re: OpenSSL alternative support WAS Re: Pre-RFC: supporthttpsout-of-the-box
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* Martijn Lievaart <> [2021-12-03 17:35:17 +0100]:

> Op 03-12-2021 om 17:13 schreef Tomasz Konojacki:
> > On Fri, 3 Dec 2021 12:41:08 +0100
> > Salvador Fandino <> wrote:
> > 
> > > In this regard, and in the context of just bootstrapping a CPAN client, I think that using standalone TLS/HTTPS clients should be also considered.
> > > 
> > > Getting Net::SSLeay to compile against OpenSSL (or any other SSL client library) can be pretty difficult, but just wrapping something like "openssl s_client" command is mostly trivial. "socat", "curl" or "wget" are other options.
> > already uses wget or curl when IO::Socket::SSL isn't available
> > and a https mirror was requested.
> > 
> In that case, a major reason for getting ssl in core went away, and it is
> indeed just one of the features we may or may not add, like the csv support
> I requested.

cpanm uses http by default, though during the recent root CA letsencrypt-alypse 
I ran into this issue described here (and closed with workaround):

> 'need option to pass option to "don't verify SSL" to underlying download method (wget, curl, _lwp_)'

And while I do support a existing tools-based approach, this is not going to
be 100% foolproof since we're dealing with many realms outside of just the
perl domain.

Lastly, if we're going to rely on a tool that is not universially installed (not
even wget or curl is this reliably installed), our final logical backstop will
remain being the easiest way to get things on a computer, i.e., the native
package manager. Unfortunately in this case, I can't see how perl can be able
to accomplish this in a vacuum; so we may wish to consider diligence on the upstream
end to track what perl related stuff is: a) provided in a "base" (including "min")
install and b) whats available in the package manager.


> HTH,
> M4

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