Remove BN_DEC_FMT2 and test the others

Andres Erbsen noticed we didn't actually have tests to catch when the
format macros were wrong.

In doing so, remove BN_DEC_FMT2. It was unused and only makes sense in
the context of the bignum-to-decimal conversion, where we no longer use
it anyway. None of these macros are exported in OpenSSL at all, so it
should be safe to remove it. (We possibly can remove the others too. I
see one use outside the library, and that use would probably be better
written differently anyway.)

Change-Id: I4ffc7f9f7dfb399ac060af3caff0778000010303
Reviewed-by: Bob Beck <>
Commit-Queue: Bob Beck <>
Auto-Submit: David Benjamin <>
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tree: 4a7dc125c1e23b439c68945c1620188dd78f455c
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  10. tool/
  11. util/
  12. .clang-format
  13. .gitignore
  17. CMakeLists.txt
  18. codereview.settings
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