NetSurf Fails on Fedora 9
jmb at netsurf-browser.org
Sun May 4 19:28:58 BST 2008
On Sun, 4 May 2008, Leon Stringer wrote:
> Thanks for your reply. So basically this is working by accident with
> Fedora 8 and earlier and won't work with Fedora 9 and later (and
> possibly other distros). With this in mind, although I appreciate it's
> not a NetSurf bug, I've filed this as a bug
> as presumably it's something to be aware of...
Ta. I think the long-term fix is to add appropriate API to libcurl to
either a) export the underlying SSL library handle, regardless of which
SSL implementation is in use or b) provide a generic mechanism for
querying certificate details.
I guess a short-term fix would be to dynamically disable access to sites
with invalid certificates in NetSurf if we can't get the SSL handle.
That's not particularly user-friendly, however.
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