Curl should depend on ca-certificates

Bug #152781 reported by Pixilarion on 2007-10-14
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
curl (Debian)
Fix Released
curl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installed Curl with apt-get, but to let it work correctly, ca-certificates is sometimes required. A dependency from the package ca-certificate should be added.

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mathew (meta23) wrote :


Also, the curl error message references /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
but apt-file search /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt doesn't locate ca-certificates as providing that file. So there may be an issue with ca-certificates and its packaging.

kripken (kripkenstein) wrote :

I agree 100% with the bug submitter and the comment above. ca-certificates should be a dependency. As it is, curl does not function, on Hardy I get

curl: (77) error setting certificate verify locations:
  CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
  CApath: none

while after installing ca-certificates it works fine.

This has the side effect of making webkit not able to load https:// sites. No error is given, so this is hard to figure out (but the WebKit people told me it might be a curl issue, which led me eventually to here).

Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) wrote :
Changed in curl:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Please submit this to Debian, too, it makes sense there.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I changed it to a Recommends:, which has a better semantics in Intrepid now.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package curl - 7.18.2-1ubuntu4

curl (7.18.2-1ubuntu4) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Added Recommends: on ca-certificate for curl package (LP: #152781).

 -- Nick Ellery <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 23:32:54 -0700

Changed in curl:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in curl:
status: Unknown → New
Cesar Eduardo Barros (cesarb) wrote :

Sorry, but this bug has not been fixed yet.

$ apt-cache show curl
Package: curl
Version: 7.18.2-1ubuntu4
Recommends: ca-certificate

The package ca-certificate does not exist. It should instead be

Recommends: ca-certificates

Andreas Olsson (andol) wrote :

There is a debdiff which fixes this typo attached to Bug #285343.

Changed in curl (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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