[Buildroot] [PATCH] package/erlang: build host erlang with ssl support to match target

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Fri Aug 15 16:29:27 UTC 2014

Dear Yann E. MORIN,

On Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:43:44 +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> > After more thought, I think that the reasoning should be that the
> > common Erlang build tools reference openssl. (openssl is used for
> > Erlang's crypto support, so the moment you run code that computes a
> > SHA1, you need it.) I'd be fine with host-erlang always having ssl
> > enabled since the error message you get when you don't have it enabled
> > is not obvious to anyone who doesn't use Erlang.
> Yes, after giving it more thought, and your input above, I believe we
> should always build host-erlang with SSL support.
> I'll update my patch accordingly.

Can you include in the commit log the rationale for this change?


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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