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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#32530] [PATCH] gnu: octave: Fix CA certificate use.
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:18:33 +0200
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Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:


>>> Adding this native-search-path to the "octave" package should be
>>> sufficient.
>> I think we should avoid doing this though, because conceptually
>> CURLOPT_CAPATH “belongs” to cURL, not to Octave.
> Conceptually maybe, but to my knowledge libcurl itself does not support
> run-time search paths (due to thread safety concerns IIRC).
> This search path does seem to be Octave specific.  From the ChangeLog:
> 2018-04-18  John W. Eaton  <address@hidden>
>         allow users to set path to CA certificates for cURL
>         * (curl_transfer::curl_transfer): Check for
>         CURLOPT_CAINFO and CURLOPT_CAPATH environment variables.  If set, use
>         them to set the corresponding options for the cURL library.
>         Files: liboctave/util/

Oh, I stand corrected!  Then the patch LGTM, maybe with a comment saying
that those variables are actually Octave-specific.  :-)

Thank you!


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