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Date:      Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:36:08 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Openssl - base or port?
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--On December 15, 2016 at 12:27:28 PM -0600 Valeri Galtsev 
<> wrote:

> On Thu, December 15, 2016 11:47 am, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> Is there an advantage to use openssl from base rather than ports?  Or
>> vice versa?  When was openssl added to the base?  Why?
> I know this is not an answer, but some of the packages may be built with
> openssl from packages as opposed to base. Theoretically it shouldn't
> matter (cough... cough...), but some package using SSL (though it didn't
> bring openssl package as dependency) didn't work for me until I installed
> openssl package. Hopefully someone knowledgeable will weigh in on this.

You are absolutely correct, but I never use packages.  I prefer to build 
from ports.

Paul Schmehl, Retired
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson
"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very
intelligent person could believe in them." George Orwell

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