[fpc-pascal] OpenSSL

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Nov 18 13:52:57 CET 2015

On Wed, 18 Nov 2015, Joost van der Sluis wrote:

> Op 18-11-15 om 08:00 schreef Torsten Bonde Christiansen:
>> On 2015-11-17 18:25, Serguei TARASSOV wrote:
>>> On 17/11/2015 15:24, fpc-pascal-request at lists.freepascal.org wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>> 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.
> But where did you install lnet from in the first place? Just update to the 
> latest version isn't that hard? I do not know which version you are using, 
> but if it is a recent one, the rename of the openssl unit is the only change. 
> ;)
> Btw: the openssl unit form lnet is exactly the same as the openssl unit in 
> fpc.

if that is so, then why still distribute it with lnet  ?


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