Root certificate in source tree placement

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Mon Aug 13 00:45:11 EDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 00:05 -0400, William Ehlhardt wrote:
> As part of my Summer of Code project, I am assembling a list of root
> certificates for SSL purposes to ship with Pidgin/libpurple. Where
> should they go in the filesystem and source tree?
> I plan to install the files to to
> /usr/share/[purple|libpurple]/ca-certs , but then where should I place
> the certificates in the source tree? As the system path I gave
> suggests, I would like this set of root certificates to be installed
> with libpurple, not with Pidgin itself.

Is it really necessary for pidgin to install its own set of root
certificates? On debian systems, they are already available
in /usr/share/ca-certificates . I think it would be better if we can
offload the burden of updating those certificates to distributions.


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