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Re: curl_easy_perform() fails with "Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? access rights?)" after first time calling this routine

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:36:42 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 10 Mar 2013, cnm marketing wrote:

> I'll appreciate it very much if anyone in the team can resolve this issue.
> I believe it is a bug in libcurl:
> Here are the information:
> Platform: 64bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.1
> libcurl version: curl 7.19.7 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.19.7 NSS/
> zlib/1.2.3 libidn/1.18 libssh2/1.2.2

We've done 591 documented bug fixes since 7.19.7. We will appreciate if you
retry your case with a modern libcurl version to see if we've already fixed
your issue or not.

> 1. we dynamically load libcurl routines by using dlopen() and dlsym(), see
> code below

Why are you doing that? It is a great recipe for pain and suffering...

> 2. we call a set of libcurl routines, setopt CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER and
> 3. it fails with "Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? access rights?)"
> after the 1st call to httpPostData() routine (see code below).

What return code is that? CURLE_SSL_CACERT?

> 4. We don't/cannot use curl_global_init() because our code is thread-safe,
> and it crashes if we use this routine.

Eeeek. This is an sign of badness. If you don't call curl_global_init(),
libcurl will call it by itself automatically so there's no way to avoid having
it called!

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Received on 2013-03-10