Re: Regarding libcurl dependency on ca-certificates
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 23:24:02 +0200 (CEST)
On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Scoped Ptr wrote:
> I am using libcurl for SSL communication with OpenSSL. Since libcurl uses
> ca-certificates for peer certificate verification. I want to know whether
> libcurl depends on ca-certificate or the user needs to install it manually
> to get SSL support?
libcurl can be told to not use a ca-certificate bundle, or it can use one. It
does use one by default. Which one it defaults to (the path for it) is decided
at compile-time, but the path can always be set by the application using
You decide what cacert bundle to use. curl doesn't include any ca-certificates
in its release archives since a while back, but it used to ship a set of
terribly outdated ones.
libcurl will of coruse require a ca certificate bundle to do secure SSL
I hope this answers the question.
-- / daniel.haxx.seReceived on 2008-08-05