[Box Backup] Error messages at execution

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Fri, 30 Jan 2004 18:38:23 +0000

On 29 Jan 2004, at 17:43, Pascal Lalonde wrote:

>>>>> And I generated my certificates by hand, like this:
>>>>> openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout domain.com-key.pem
>>>>> -keyform
>>>>> PEM -out domain.com-csr.pem -outform PEM
>>>> Did bbstored-config not work?
>>> A while ago I was experimenting with OpenSSL, and creating a test CA.
>>> Naturally, I had my OPENSSL_CONF variable set. So it would use a
>>> different openssl.cnf than the default one. Unsetting this variable
>>> made
>>> things work.
>> I will also make the scripts check to see that this variable isn't 
>> set.
> I think it could even be better to include an openssl.cnf with the
> package, and override then OPENSSL_CONF var, just in case the default
> /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf has been modified or erased for whatever reason.

Yes, that's probably quite sensible.

>>> I didn't try to install it as non-root on the other box. Maybe I'll 
>>> try
>>> it when I have more spare time. Could be useful, as users could setup
>>> stores for themselves.
>> Only one use could, though, as it needs to use a well-known port. It
>> does work -- the tests run bbstored as a normal user.
> Unless you add an option to specify an alternate listening port in
> a later version :-)
> But I'm not in need of that, at least not now. I'm only suggesting.

Hmmm. Not trivial to implement given some other choices. But anyway, 
you just need to modify one file, so it's not a big deal if I don't do