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Re: (ITS#5696) Patch - support Mozilla NSS for crypto operations
On Feb 24, 2009, at 1:01 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
>> On Feb 24, 2009, at 12:01 PM, email@example.com wrote:
>>> Kurt@OpenLDAP.org wrote:
>>>> On Feb 23, 2009, at 5:08 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>>>> I'm still uncertain about how configure should detect the NSS
>>>>> though; they are not in any standardized location yet AFAICS.
>>>> Like with other things, I would assume the environment to be
>>>> to find the right NSS prior to running configure.
>>> I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "environment to be
>> CPPFLAGS, CFLAGS, ... and PATH environmental variables.
>>> - How does openldap detect the header files for other components?
>> autoconf is used, which uses the compiler to check if necessary
>> headers are there, with the (additional to those built into the
>> compiler) header path specified via CPPFLAGS.
>> The idea here is to give the builder the freedom over which header
>> directories are searched, and the order in which they are searched.
> What's the usual way that openldap does this for packages installed in
> non-standard locations e.g. if I want to have my own private build of
> cyrus-sasl? Is it up to the user to specify
> CPPFLAGS=-I/path/to/nonstd/sasl/include and
> LDFLAGS=-L/path/to/nonstd/lib ?
> Does openldap configure have a
> --with-sasl=/path/to/nonstd/sasl option?
No. Because CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS mechanism exists and provides more
control to the builder.
> Perhaps a better question is - how would you like it to work?
I prefer that we leave the builder with as freedom as possible.
> I'm assuming there must be some way specify which crypto you want to
> openldap with - is that a configure option?
Presently there is:
I assume we'd just add an 'nss' option to the above. However, Howard
might have other things in mind.
>>> that both NSPR and NSS support pkg-config
>> Here would be to ensure that the proper pkg-config is in the PATH.
>> Of course, pkg-config stuff gets stuff into the environment in some
>> fixed order, which does take away some freedom from the builder. I
>> guess the builder can always manually adjust the order (by providing
>> CPPFLAGS, etc., directly) and then provide a pkg_config which does
>> little. So the freedom is there, just harder to take advantage of.
> The original patch -
> ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/openldap-2.4.11-nss-20080911.patch -
> assumes the use of pkg-config - I suppose that is not sufficient.
My only concern would be whether or not pkg-config use here is
specific to a particular 3rd party packaging of NSS versus something
available with all installs of NSS.
I'll be leaving the actual technical review of your patch to Howard or
other active committers.