Root certificate in source tree placement

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at
Mon Aug 13 01:20:44 EDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 00:55 -0400, William Ehlhardt wrote:
> On 8/13/07, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at> wrote:
> > 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.
> This is a good point; while I would prefer to do this, I don't know
> offhand how to make sure it works reliably in both packaged and
> from-source builds in a cross-platform way. If you know of a decently
> elegant way to do this, I would appreciate hearing about it.

Perhaps by using a --with-ca-certs= configure flag to say where the
certs are at?


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