fetchmail gmail set up problem

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Tue Feb 8 23:37:06 UTC 2011

Okay, thanks much for that ca-bundle.crt pointer.  I have that file in 
with curl.On Tue, 8 Feb 2011, Henry Yen wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 08:06:59AM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > As near as I can tell, slackware 13.0 doesn't appear to have a cache of 
> > root certificates to download and use.  Since there's no trusted 
> > certificate provided for google by slackware, I probably will be replacing 
> > slackware with a better distribution that has these packages either 
> > shipped with it or available for download.
> That's interesting.  I think your observation hits the nail on the head.
> I found a posting that also suggests that these are missing from slackware 13:
>    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/how-to-import-use-cacert-ssl-root-certificate-to-use-ssl-with-xchat-irc-client-796559/
> On all of the systems that have openssl installed here, there is either a file
> called "ca-bundle.crt" that contains all (for most values of "all") of the
> root certificates, or the separate certificates are present.  The FAQ at
> openssl.org states that openssl itself doesn't include the bundle (nor the
> root certificates); presumably, downstream distributions (other than
> slackware) bundle these together with the raw openssl package.  For example,
> my Red Hat systems show that file included in their openssl RPM.
> The ca-bundle file is also included with other software packages, so it's
> possible it's already on your system somewhere.  Here, I saw it included with
> Adobe Acrobat Reader, curl, apache2, squirrelmail, mutt, and perl.  If
> "locate/updatedb" is running on your system, then "locate ca-bundle" might
> turn it up.  If not, then try the longer/slower
>    find / -type f -a -name "ca-bundle*"
> I think if you were to google for "ca-bundle.crt", you'd be able to find
> many references for where to get a recent copy.  Among other things, you
> could grab an RPM or DEB package from fedora or deb/untu, and manually
> extract it.  I suspect, however, that the bundle file has been deprecated
> in favor of individual certificate files over the last few years; since I
> don't recall any changes to the root certificate holders recently, the
> older bundle file should suffice, I would guess.
> As far as distributions go, slackware in general is among the most
> stable (this post is being typed on a slackware system installed
> December 1994).  Depending on what attribute(s) are most important to
> you, I wouldn't quite abandon it yet.  That said, there are slackware
> offshoots that take the basic slackware and add user-friendly bits
> (for some values of "user", and other values of "friendly"), similar to
> ubuntu being an offshoot of debian.
> --
> Henry Yen                                       Aegis Information Systems, Inc.
> Senior Systems Programmer                       Hicksville, New York
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