gnutls, openssl and compiling mutt

Heinz Diehl htd+ml at
Sat Nov 1 13:19:27 UTC 2014

On 01.11.2014, Alexander Volovics wrote: 

> Is that so. I didn't know that. How are you supposed to get
> the certificate then. Given that all the most used mail progs
> (thunderbird, outlook, apple mail, evolution, etc) connect you
> "automatically" the ISP's dont hand out certificates.

Check if the "cert.pem" symlink points to something like this:

[root at kiera tls]# pwd

[root at kiera tls]# ls -l
total 16
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    49 Nov  1 14:11 cert.pem ->
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root  4096 Aug  8 15:02 certs
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root    93 Jun  5 21:38 misc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 10923 Jun  5 15:07 openssl.cnf
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root    26 Jun  5 21:18 private

> And is this a recent change because about a year ago I tried
> mutt from Homebrew on a Mac and it worked then and I was asked
> to accept the certificate.

Yes, you're right, it should. Tried it some minutes ago.
Since I'm neither using a Fedora mutt nor a Fedora openssl, my setup
might not be transferable.

If the certificate is in place, maybe you could invoke openssl
directly, to see what causes the negotiation failure?

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