[Clamav-devel] Clam* build incompat with OpenSSL 1.1.0x ? patch available

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Sun Dec 3 13:40:26 EST 2017


The amount of developers on the project has not changed since Cisco purchased Sourcefire.  So it’s not from lack of work.


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On Dec 1, 2017, at 12:28 PM, G.W. Haywood <clamav-devel at jubileegroup.co.uk<mailto:clamav-devel at jubileegroup.co.uk>> wrote:

Hi there,

On Fri, 1 Dec 2017, pgndev wrote:

I'm building clam 0.99.3/head,
...
The build FAILs -- as it has for over a year -- when linking against
OpenSSL 1.1.0x libs/api, due to reference of deprecated symbols,
...
Mod'ing the build by applying changes similar to a 3rd-party patch
... also available for over a year now,
...
and exec OK
...
What's needed to get full OpenSSL 1.1.0 compat into master branch?

Either a community with the will and the energy to fork it, or some
kind of serious commitment to the project from Cisco/Sourcefire which
wouldn't be so laughable for a company with over seventy thousand
employees.

Cisco figures, for anyone interested (Wikipedia/Cisco_Systems today):

Revenue
 US$ 48.0 billion
Net income
 US$ 9.6 billion
Total assets
 US$ 129.8 billion

It seems to me that Cisco, having taken what it wants from the project
to use in things that it sells, would be very happy for it to die -
but it can't be seen to just kill it, because that wouldn't look well.
I'd love for them to show (*) me that I'm wrong.

(*) Not tell.

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73,
Ged.
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