[sle-beta] Beta3 post install software installation

Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de
Thu Nov 30 04:50:59 MST 2017


On Thu, Nov 30, Joe Doupnik wrote:

> Thorsten and the group,
>     Fair enough. What I am trying to do in this particular case is use
> Openssl v1.1 to support building an application, and see if existing apps
> could use it. The answer to the latter is typically no, of course, as they
> are built against v1.0.2, which is a situation similar to using the Security
> Channel of previous versions of SLES to supply a few key apps built with
> another version of SSL. Building my own code needs SSL v1.1 for checking
> matters, and that means both the library and the headers (-devel bundle).
>   Where matters become sticky is adding the -devel material, where YaST
> decides that we must remove all of the earlier SSL material (thus the
> earlier library as well). I think that is a step too far in the dependency
> resolution problem, where there is conflict only about the -devel part. This
> seems to be readily curable by a script tweak or two.

Yes, it is currently not possible to install openssl v1.1 and v1.0 in
parallel, but this is what you need here. I hope our security team will
find a solution for this.

>     Next there are the certificates. Right now this seems to be a muddle. I
> have two Beta 3 machines set up, one with the choice of SSL v1.1 and the
> second with the stock SSL v1.0.x. The first has experienced the discussed
> problems, and the second does work reasonably well. The certificate blockage
> does seem to be a dependency criteria which I have not decoded.
>     Here is a screen capture of one case: on the SSL v1.1 (first) machine. 
> In YaST ask to install the ca-certificates RPM material, and the conflict
> resolution screen shown below appears:

That's a similar problem: YaST/zypper always tries to install the newest
version. You have to select the openssl-1.0 package manually.
But the question is: why is ca-certificates not installed? Should always
be installed.


Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & CaaSP
SUSE LINUX GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
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