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Re: [Bug-wget] Current wget --version is slightly screwy

From: Hrvoje Niksic
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Current wget --version is slightly screwy
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:30:58 +0100
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Micah Cowan <address@hidden> writes:

> Yeah, that's always been the case. The question has always been: from
> where did we get our md5 implementation? builtin, openssl, or ...? We
> used to prefer openssl's and then fallback on a builtin one (which
> probably came from libiberty, and shares parentage with gnulib's). In
> some circumstances we also used another source (one provided on Sun OS
> or OpenSolaris). This tag's purpose was to identify which one was
> being used, so if anything went wrong, we'd know whose md5
> implementation to blame :)

Has that ever happened for anyone?  It seems that even when MD5 "fails",
it will be a failed compilation or at worst failed dynamic linking, not
incorrect run-time operation.

I would agree with Giuseppe (and you, if I understand you correctly)
that +md5/<source> can be safely removed.

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