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[bug#32530] [PATCH] gnu: octave: Fix CA certificate use.

From: Kei Kebreau
Subject: [bug#32530] [PATCH] gnu: octave: Fix CA certificate use.
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:44:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hi,
> Kei Kebreau <address@hidden> skribis:
>> * gnu/packages/maths.scm (octave)[arguments]: Add 'wrap-program' phase to 
>> wrap
>> Octave with the path to system CA certificates.
> [...]
>> +         (add-after 'install 'wrap-program
>> +           (lambda* (#:key outputs #:allow-other-keys)
>> +             (let ((out (assoc-ref outputs "out")))
>> +               (wrap-program (string-append out "/bin/octave")
>> +                 '("CURLOPT_CAPATH" suffix ("/etc/ssl/certs")))
> Users might want to ignore /etc/ssl/certs altogether and instead only
> use their own set of certificates, so I’m rather reluctant to such a
> change.
> Now, I agree that there’s a usability problem: we don’t want every
> Octave user to stumble upon a certificate error message.  I can think of
> several solutions:
>   1. We could add CURLOPT_CAPATH to the ‘native-search-paths’ of ‘curl’,
>      assuming that variable is honored by libcurl itself.  It won’t
>      solve this immediate issue, but it sounds like “the right way.”
>   2. On GuixSD, we could define CURLOPT_CAPATH=/etc/ssl/certs in
>      /etc/profile, like we already do for other variables.
>   3. We could document this variable under “X.509 Certificates” in the
>      manual.
> #1 would have to go to ‘core-updates’.  WDYT?
> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

I don't mind putting #1 on 'core-updates' assuming it works. I will test
it locally first. Also, thanks for looking at this!

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