Recent openssl is required for OPENSSL_free [Re: Please test snapshots for 3.0 release] (fwd)

Damien Miller djm at
Wed Oct 31 10:32:07 EST 2001

On Tue, 30 Oct 2001 mouring at wrote:

> I thought the reason we moved to OPENSSL_free() is because free() does not
> do the right thing on OpenSSL data structures.  Why are we reintroducing
> this again?  Or did I miss something.

Older OpenSSL's don't provide free() themselves.


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