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Issues with library(ssl)

The library(ssl) provides stream wrappers to use SSL. The implementation is based on OpenSSL.


The ssl library is used by the HTTP server and client libraries to provide HTTPS services and connect to them. The add-on installer uses this library if the package is hosted on an https server.


The library(ssl) should be provided and functional with all binary distributions. When installing from source, building the ssl package is disabled if the OpenSSL libraries or headers could not be found.