GnuTLS versions 2.9.7 and later breaks libsoup (epiphany)

Andreas Metzler ametzler at
Sun Jun 27 18:02:01 CEST 2010

On 2010-06-27 Dan Winship <danw at> wrote:
> On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> >> Shouldn't GnuTLS fall back to the supported protocol (SSL 3.0) in that
> >> case instead of getting stuck?
> > 
> > I think there is a bug in epiphany (or libsoup) here that cause it to
> > send the same request over and over again

> Yes, that was already fixed in libsoup; Debian must not have the latest
> version.

Debian has 2.30.1 in unstable and 2.31.2 in experimental. 2.31.2 indeed
does not send endless request but simply says

Unable to load page

Problem occurred while loading the URL

SSL handshake failed: A record packet with illegal version was

[Try again]

cu andreas

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