Bug#744815: please compile against openssl

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Fri Jan 27 01:29:09 UTC 2017

Quoting Jamie McClelland (2017-01-26 22:26:10)
> I see that this is an old bug and would really like to see it 
> resolved.
> I have had mixed success getting apache2 or ngninx to proxy icecast2. 
> It makes trouble shooting a lot harder.
> And, without be able to access icecast2 over https, we get mixed 
> content warnings when displaying a stream on an https page.
> From my tests, it compiles fine on amd64/jessie - I just needed to 
> install the libssl-dev package before building.

The problem here is that OpenSSL license is incompatible with GPL-2. 
license, and the latter is applied (without exception) to Icecast2.

That means anyone may compile with OpenSSL for their own use, but it is. 
not permitted to redistribute linked binaries to others, so Debian. 
cannot legally distribute with OpenSSL.

Other than the current approach of shipping without SSL support,. 
alternative options are to a) link with another TLS library providing an 
OpenSSL-compatible shim, b) patch the code to link against another TLS. 
library natively, or c) convince Icecast2 developers to relicense to a. 
license compatible with OpenSSL (the most minimal change being "GPL-2. 
with OpenSSL exception").

 - Jonas

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