Segmentation Fault while compiling and installing openssh-3.9p1

vinay.purohit at vinay.purohit at
Fri Feb 5 18:43:14 EST 2010

I am trying to compile and install openssh-3.9p1 (with openssl-0.9.7j)
on my personal dev env to have a play. I get the below mentioned
segmentation fault message. 

Generating public/private rsa1 key pair.
/bin/sh: line 1: 10901 Segmentation fault      ./ssh-keygen -t rsa1 -f
/home/vinay/var/vinay_ssh/etc/ssh_host_key -N ""
Generating public/private dsa key pair.
/bin/sh: line 1: 10902 Segmentation fault      ./ssh-keygen -t dsa -f
/home/vinay/var/vinay_ssh/etc/ssh_host_dsa_key -N ""
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
/bin/sh: line 1: 10903 Segmentation fault      ./ssh-keygen -t rsa -f
/home/vinay/var/vinay_ssh/etc/ssh_host_rsa_key -N ""
make: *** [host-key] Error 139

My configure and install script looks something like this 

./configure --with-libs=-ldl  --includedir=$HOME/var/vinay_ssh/include
--prefix=$HOME/var/vinay_ssh --exec_prefix=$HOME/var/vinay_ssh
make clean
make install

Config steps shows this 

OpenSSH has been configured with the following options:
                     User binaries: /home/vinay/var/vinay_ssh/bin
                   System binaries: /home/vinay/var/vinay_ssh/sbin
               Configuration files: /home/vinay/var/vinay_ssh/etc
                   Askpass program:
                      Manual pages: /home/vinay/var/vinay_ssh/man/manX
                          PID file: /var/run
  Privilege separation chroot path: /var/empty
            sshd default user PATH:
                    Manpage format: doc
                       PAM support: no
                 KerberosV support: no
                 Smartcard support: no
                     S/KEY support: no
              TCP Wrappers support: no
              MD5 password support: no
       IP address in $DISPLAY hack: no
           Translate v4 in v6 hack: yes
                  BSD Auth support: no
              Random number source: OpenSSL internal ONLY

              Host: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
          Compiler: gcc
    Compiler flags: -g -O2 -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wno-uninitialized
Preprocessor flags: -I/home/vinay/var/openssl/include 
      Linker flags: -L/home/vinay/var/openssl/lib 
         Libraries:   -lcrypto -lutil -lz -lnsl  -ldl -lcrypt -lresolv

Can someone shed light on why could the segmentation fault be generated


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