prep for 1.0.1

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Wed Feb 28 23:05:48 UTC 2018

Hal Murray via devel <devel at>:
> > Are we comfortable with the 1.0.1 release on March 3rd?
> I'm not.  My attempts at fixing #461 aren't working.
> I think it should be simple.  I think I understand what the problem is, but I 
> don't understand why my attempts at fixing it aren't working.
> The root of the problem is this (from the man page):
>        EVP_MD_CTX_create() and EVP_MD_CTX_destroy() were renamed to
>        EVP_MD_CTX_new() and EVP_MD_CTX_free() in OpenSSL 1.1.
> (I think there should be similar text for init/reset.)
> Deep in /usr/include/openssl/evp.h:
> # define EVP_MD_CTX_create()     EVP_MD_CTX_new()
> # define EVP_MD_CTX_init(ctx)    EVP_MD_CTX_reset((ctx))
> # define EVP_MD_CTX_destroy(ctx) EVP_MD_CTX_free((ctx))
> So old code that uses create/destroy should still work.
> I tried to add the reverse logic so new code will work on old systems.
> It's acting as though an ifndef is doing the wrong thing.  It's probably 
> something stupid like a typo, but I can't find it.  Similar code in 
> attic/digest-timing.c seems to work.  (or maybe the interesting cases all die 
> before they get that far)

If Hal ain't happy, I ain't happy.

Hal, is there anything I can do to help?  I admit that it looks like
the kind of thing we'd be better off letting you chew on than taking
the time to fylly educate someone else, but if you don't think that's
true I'm listening.
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