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Re: Problem in compiling LIBCURL in Solaris

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:08:21 -0700

On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 04:29:47PM -0700, Deepesh Damodaran wrote:
> Hi All,
> In our Solaris server, OpenSSL package is not installed & due to restrictions we cannot install the package. So we copied the openssl library, modified the config script & gave the path while running the "configure" script.

I've never tried compiling OpenSSL from source, but there has to be a way
to make it install the final libraries and headers into a location of your
choosing without editing config files or needing root access. Make
configure it with --prefix=/tmp/openssl or install it with make install
DESTDIR=/tmp/openssl or something along those lines. curl's configure
should pick up such an installation if you configure it with --with-ssl=

> But we still could not get the libcurl compiled in Solaris machine.
> Is there any option to get around this problem ?
> In parallel, we were trying to setup the test environment to test secure FTPS.
> We tried running curl on one of our linux machine using the command,
> curl -k -3 -U parthiv:somebody --ftp-ssl --upload-file /home/maint/ftp_proxy_pasv_retest.html --url ""
> Running the command, we got into following problem,
> Though connection is geting the established, the user could not login & we had to forcefully disconnect the client connection. The error we got on the client side is
> curl: (56) FTP response reading failed
> It would be great if you could provide us suggestion to resolve this problem.

The URL above implies that the ftp server is using implicit SSL. If so, then
don't use --ftp-ssl; instead, use a URL starting with "ftps:".

>>> Dan

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