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Call to `openssl` causes Emacs to freeze

From: Alexis
Subject: Call to `openssl` causes Emacs to freeze
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:39:46 +1000

Hi all,

Context: manually-compiled Emacs 24.5 on Debian Jessie x86_64.

For a while i'd been facing the problem that, when i opened an HTML email (erk) in mu4e, Emacs would freeze; my only recourse was to terminate the Emacs process.

Today i worked out that a call to `openssl` is the source of the problem: installing the `gnutls-bin` package and modifying the value of the variable `tls-program` to only call `gnutls-cli` fixed the issue.

Modifying `tls-program` to add the "-no_ssl3" switch to the `openssl` invocation had not helped.

Of course, OpenSSL's internals are apparently a wretched hive of scum, so i'm wondering if anyone else has faced this problem? Is this a known issue?


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