Path to TLS certificates

Russ Allbery rra at
Thu Jun 18 20:20:27 UTC 2009

Julien ÉLIE <julien at> writes:

> I see that TLS certificates are generated into <pathlib>:
> @libdir@/cert.pem and @libdir@/key.pem
> Is there a reason for that?

Not that I can remember.

> Wouldn't it be better to put them elsewhere?
> For instance in <pathetc>, as it is done in the Debian package?

Yeah, pathetc would make more sense.  (The Debian package should really
use /etc/ssl/certs and /etc/ssl/private, but unfortunately not every OS
has such a nice system for managing certificates.)

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