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Re: pkcs1-pad self-check fails?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: pkcs1-pad self-check fails?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:22:33 +0100
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Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <address@hidden> writes:
>>> No I don't. I never had. Maybe we should make this test fail when
>>> datefudge is not detected?
>>> Otherwise we might miss it in the future (as I missed it now).
>> Requiring datefudge will break builds for almost everyone, and the tool
>> doesn't exist on some platforms which makes it impossible to build
>> GnuTLS successfully on those platforms.  I reverted this so the test is
>> just skipped if datefudge is not available.
> But then the test is as good as not being there... Noone will actually
> run it.

I will. :-)

> I don't find it so bad to require a program for the "make check" to
> complete.

What to do about platforms that doesn't have it, and where it cannot be
ported to?

The best would to have an API to specify the time you want to use for
validation, rather than always using time()...


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