libressl vs openssl

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Tue Jan 9 17:24:22 UTC 2018

On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:47:14 +0100 Jan Stary <hans at> wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
> > On Sat, Dec 02, 2017 at 06:03:17AM -0800, Jeremy Huddleston
> > Sequoia wrote:  
> > > There are some things that I want to do to the port (and
> > > OpenSSL)  
> It would be very nice if all ports currently depending on openssl
> would build against libressl, and we could get rid of openssl
> in favor of the way-superior libressl (until Apple replaces
> it system wide. ha ha ha.)

I'm not sure I agree with the claim that libressl is necessarily
better. There are certainly SSL libraries out there like BoringSSL
that probably are better, but I am not sure it is particularly safe
switching to them.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at

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