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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2015-08-27 11:13:36 +0100
committerJames Morris <james.l.morris@oracle.com>2015-08-28 08:00:30 +1000
commit3f1d44ae640172482a8c0125efe9ca93331b056b (patch)
treef3970de5c2fc3f6e1b40a9cbb0cf2416df9bd296
parent30b139dfe0bfa8727ceec2a1d5294766943dcdc8 (diff)
Documentation/Changes: Now need OpenSSL devel packages for module signing
The module signing script (sign-file) used to be a wrapper around the openssl program. It has now been replaced by a C program that uses the crypto library from the OpenSSL package meaning that the OpenSSL devel packages are necessary to provide the devel library link and the header files. This would be openssl-devel on Fedora and libssl-dev on Debian. Reported-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> Signed-off-by: James Morris <james.l.morris@oracle.com>
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1 files changed, 16 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/Changes b/Documentation/Changes
index 646cdaa6e9d1..6d8863004858 100644
--- a/Documentation/Changes
+++ b/Documentation/Changes
@@ -43,6 +43,7 @@ o udev 081 # udevd --version
o grub 0.93 # grub --version || grub-install --version
o mcelog 0.6 # mcelog --version
o iptables 1.4.2 # iptables -V
+o openssl & libcrypto 1.0.1k # openssl version
Kernel compilation
@@ -79,6 +80,17 @@ BC
You will need bc to build kernels 3.10 and higher
+OpenSSL
+-------
+
+Module signing and external certificate handling use the OpenSSL program and
+crypto library to do key creation and signature generation.
+
+You will need openssl to build kernels 3.7 and higher if module signing is
+enabled. You will also need openssl development packages to build kernels 4.3
+and higher.
+
+
System utilities
================
@@ -295,6 +307,10 @@ Binutils
--------
o <ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/devel/binutils/>
+OpenSSL
+-------
+o <https://www.openssl.org/>
+
System utilities
****************
@@ -392,4 +408,3 @@ o <http://oprofile.sf.net/download/>
NFS-Utils
---------
o <http://nfs.sourceforge.net/>
-