Subject: Use OpenSSL or gcrypt?

Use OpenSSL or gcrypt?

From: Casper Langemeijer <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:48:29 +0200


What is currently the best option to build libssh2 against?

I see three issues with gcrypt (password on private keyfiles, ~ in
keyfile paths and public key must be provided) but debian, ubuntu and
possibly other distro's build libssh2 against libgcrypt.

It would be nice we could tell them to build against OpenSSL instead if
that is a better.

Also: It seems to matter what libssh2 was built against. It would be
nice if I could ask libssh2 that information. Is that possible?

Received on 2012-06-22