Segmentation Fault while compiling and installing openssh-3.9p1

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Feb 5 21:52:05 EST 2010

vinay.purohit at wrote:
> I am trying to compile and install openssh-3.9p1 (with openssl-0.9.7j)

That openssh version is 6 years old and the openssl version is 4 years old.

> 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

I'm guessing it's crashing in libcrypto, which probably means it's 
broken.  Does openssl's self-test ("make test") pass?  How about with 
current versions of both?

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