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Re: Need Some Help Installing OpenSSL

From: Jeff Miller <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 12:29:05 -0500

Just after I sent that last email this error came up when running the last
step (./configure --with-ssl=$HOME):

checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... (cached) yes
checking whether to enable debug options... no
checking whether to enable ipv6... no
checking for gethostbyname... no
checking for gethostbyname in -lnsl... yes
checking for strcasecmp... yes
checking for connect... no
checking for connect in -lsocket... yes
checking for gethostname... yes
checking for dlclose... no
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking non-blocking sockets style... O_NONBLOCK
checking for "/dev/urandom"... no
checking if Kerberos4 support is requested... no
checking for CRYPTO_lock in -lcrypto... no
checking for CRYPTO_add_lock in -lcrypto... no
configure: error: OpenSSL libs and/or directories were not found where
venus:/curl/curl-7.9.1 >

I installed OpenSSL in the following directory:


I also tried this:

./configure --with-ssl=/home/USERID/modules/openssl-0.9.6b

and the same thing came up.

Any ideas?

Best Regards,


>From: Daniel Stenberg <>
>To: Curl Mailinglist <>
>CC: Jeff Miller <>
>Subject: Re: Need Some Help Installing OpenSSL
>Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 08:32:06 +0100 (MET)
>On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Jeff Miller wrote:
> > I'm trying to get OpenSSL to work on my account. It is hosted on a
> > shared webserver running Solaris 7 and Apache 1.3.3 and I do not have
> > root access.
> >
> > I unpacked Crypt-OpenSSL-RSA-0.12.tar.gz and I keep getting errors when
> > running Make. Here's what I've tried when running the Makefile.PL:
>That is not a (plain) OpenSSL package. Get a proper one. They're all named
>the style: "openssl-VERSION.tar.gz" where VERSION is 0.9.6b in the most
>recent OpenSSL package. You'll find them from
>When you've unpacked it, run './config' and then 'make' and 'make install'.
>If you'd rather install OpenSSL in your home directory, as you don't have
>root access, then run the config like this instead:
> ./config --prefix=$HOME
>and the others like explained above.
>After it is installed, you can make curl's configure script find it by
>using it like this:
> ./configure --with-ssl=$HOME
> Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs --

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Received on 2001-11-14