Subject: Re: [libssh2] Introduction, plans, and some pkg-config problems

Re: [libssh2] Introduction, plans, and some pkg-config problems

From: Mike Blaguszewski <>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 13:36:10 -0500

On Nov 16, 2006, at 11:28 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:

> Hello everyone! I'm attempting to port libssh2 to use libgcrypt
> instead of OpenSSL.

While I agree that adding support for libgcrypt would be nice, I'd
really prefer that it didn't replace the existing OpenSSL dependency.
I use libssh2 in a Mac OS X environment, where OpenSSL comes already
installed. The GNU version would be another dependency I'd have to
build and ship with my app. The fact that it's LGPL will also require
bundling a dynamic library, whereas libssh2 can currently be static-

Perhaps a generic crypto interface is in order, so we could choose
the library at compile time?

Mike Blaguszewski / Cocoa Hacker / Ambrosia Software, Inc.

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