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[Bug 594501] update-ca-certificates doesn't generate /etc/ssl/cert.pem
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  • Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 09:13:42 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Ludwig Nussel <lnussel@xxxxxxxxxx> 2010-04-08 11:13:41 CEST
(In reply to comment #2)
Hrm, I guess I'm misunderstanding something: why is it wrong to prefer the
over /etc/ssl/certs if both are updated with update-ca-certificates?

It's not directly wrong but I'd still recommend not using it.
openssl for example doesn't need to load all certificates into
memory when using the directory so the directory should be

Anyway, in all cases, I don't have any pem file in /etc/ssl, do I don't have
/etc/ssl/ca-bundle.pem either ;-)

Is ca-certificates-mozilla installed?

As for epiphany: it's a build time option. Right now, we pass
to configure since we don't have any file to use, so it's not related to bug
594434. By default, it was checking for the existence of a file, so the build
was failing, but I can force a path and it won't check the existence during
build. So if /etc/ssl/ca-bundle.pem is the right thing to use, then that's I
need to know to fix the epiphany part.

Does epiphany use openssl or gnutls? In case of openssl just make it
call SSL_CTX_set_default_verify_paths(). gnutls unfortunately
doesn't support directories itself so the cheap solution there
indeed is to use the bundle file (won't work on older openSUSE
though) or just load /etc/ssl/certs/*.pem manually. libpurple does
OTOH if we'd make all gnutls programs use the bundle I could switch
/etc/ssl/certs to use certificiates with openssl trust bits. gnutls
currently doesn't support such trusted certificates so the system
certificates are restricted to ones trusted for "serverAuth" only.
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