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Updated build for Ubuntu 18.04 will be needed
04-11-2018, 11:01 AM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2018 11:07 AM by dgw.)
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Updated build for Ubuntu 18.04 will be needed
Ubuntu 18.04 bumps the OpenSSL version and breaks WhatPulse 2.8.2 (with the well-known "AES functions" error) unless one manually downgrades the `libssl1.0.0` and `libssl-dev` packages to version 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.11 (from the xenial repos).

I have held both packages for now, but this shouldn't be a permanent state for my Ubuntu system (this already breaks installing other development libraries like `libgnutls-dev`):

Code:
$ apt list --upgradable
Listing... Done
libssl-dev/bionic 1.1.0g-2ubuntu3 amd64 [upgradable from: 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.11]
libssl1.0.0/bionic 1.0.2n-1ubuntu5 amd64 [upgradable from: 1.0.2g-1ubuntu4.11]

Honestly I thought WhatPulse's Linux support was better than this. Instead of manual downloads, there should really be proper package repos available for the supported Linux distributions if you won't let us build the client ourselves from source. (I'd be happy to do so, but I understand the WhatPulse client is currently closed-source.)
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05-11-2018, 06:58 AM
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RE: Updated build for Ubuntu 18.04 will be needed
Yes. Please compile Whatpulse with support for OpenSSL 1.1.x.

Running Mageia Cauldron and I, too, had to downgrade to 1.0.x to get it to run and it causes issues for me.

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05-14-2018, 02:25 PM
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RE: Updated build for Ubuntu 18.04 will be needed
I've got the same problem. My stats have halted since I have upgraded Ubuntu to version 18.04.
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05-18-2018, 05:58 PM
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RE: Updated build for Ubuntu 18.04 will be needed
Yes same problem here. I have been pulsing for couple months and the distribution update completely breaks the application. I am wondering why WhatPulse developers are not paying attention to this problem since it seems to be a wide spread problem right now on multiple linux distributions that have upgraded their OpenSSL lib to 1.1.x.
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Today, 02:35 AM
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RE: Updated build for Ubuntu 18.04 will be needed
@smitmartijin, perhaps you'd consider an AppImage or Snap package? Those package formats bring all of the application dependencies into the package itself, so you needn't worry about what version is installed on the system. It would make the WhatPulse package larger, of course (and the existing package formats could continue existing for users who can use them), but would definitely be more widely compatible.
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