Solaris 8, Can't find recent OpenSSL libcrypto

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Tue Nov 26 22:59:34 EST 2002

Elisabeth Porteneuve wrote
> I have probably trivial problem in OpenSSH installation,
> but do not see it - could you help, please ?
> The libcrypto has been installed.
> caroubier% ls -l /usr/local/ssl/lib/libcrypto.a
> -rw-r--r--   1 root     other     2778744 Nov 19 17:53 /usr/local/ssl/lib/libcrypto.a
> But the openssh stops with Can't find recent OpenSSL libcrypto.
> configure:8530: error: *** Can't find recent OpenSSL libcrypto (see config.log for details) ***

Well, what did the end of config.log say? You'll need to find the last
instance of something that looks like the following:

main ()
RAND_add ();
  return 0;
configure:8517: gcc -o conftest -g -O2 -Wall -Wpointer-arith
-Wno-uninitialized -I/usr/local/ssl/include  -I/usr/local/include
-L/usr/local/ssl/lib -R/usr/local/ssl/lib  -L/usr/local/lib
-R/usr/local/lib conftest.c -lz -lsocket -lnsl  -lcrypto >&5
[** compile error here **]
If this doesn't help you you'll need to supply more details (compiler
type and version, openssl version) and possibly a copy of config.log.

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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