Re: [edk2-devel] EDK II Stable Tag release edk2-stable201905 completed

Leif Lindholm

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:08:34PM +0200, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
Argh, no. OpenSSL has boringssl as a git submodule.

edk2/CryptoPkg/Library/OpensslLib/openssl$ cat .gitmodules
[submodule "boringssl"]
path = boringssl
url =
That's right, but it shouldn't matter. In edk2, I always use

$ git submodule update --init --force

and I never pass the "--recursive" flag. This is also how I tested the
upgrade to OpenSSL-1.1.1b, before edk2-stable201905 was tagged. The
boringssl sub-sub-module is not needed for edk2's purposes.

We might want to drop "--recursive" from "OpenSSL-HOWTO.txt", instead.
The instructions have spread to many other places (build instructions
in wiki and edk2-platforms being two of them).
That's not to say we shouldn't change it, but that we need to go
through and update those places too.

And frankly, if we've accepted the need to support submodules, we
need to document how edk2 interacts with submodules, not how each
individual submodule interacts with edk2 - so the git instructions in
OpenSSL-HOWTO.txt should probably be deleted.

This might be a good topic to bring to the next design meeting.

Presumably the above will be a useful workaround for the original
reporter in the meantime.



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