[fpc-pascal] OpenSSL

Torsten Bonde Christiansen tc at epidata.info
Wed Nov 18 08:00:25 CET 2015

On 2015-11-17 18:25, Serguei TARASSOV wrote:
> On 17/11/2015 15:24, fpc-pascal-request at lists.freepascal.org wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> In my program I need to use the OpenSSL unit from fpc (packages/openssl)
>> AND I also need to use the lNET package.
>> However my problem is that lNET also include a file named openssl.pas,
>> although it seems to be never that the one included in packages it 
>> does not have the
>> same methods included.
>> So wheneven I include OpenSSL as a unit in my program it ALWAYS refer to
>> the one in lNET, presumable because it is a package - how do I avoid 
>> this and
>> instead use/refer to the fpc one?
>> Regards,
>> -Torsten.
> As Michael wrote it is not possible without unit renaming because 
> there is no notion of package in compiler.
> The proper solution is to compile lNET package as a library (static 
> library doesn't supported AFAIK but DLL is ok).
> Then write a small wrapper to import some types, classes, and 
> functions and use DLL with shared memory.
> If you're required a really large interface of this package and then 
> large wrapper to write, you should better decompose your application 
> to compile some part as DLL with lNET package only.
Thank you for your suggestion - but to be honest I think the easiest way 
for me is going to be: Use Lazarus to rename the OpenSSL unit from lnet, 
which hopefully renames all reference within the package itself.


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