Call for testing: OpenSSH 9.7

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Thu Mar 7 09:39:31 AEDT 2024

On Thu, 7 Mar 2024 at 02:19, Damien Miller <djm at> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Mar 2024, The Doctor wrote:
> > Showstopper problem!
> >
> > I want configure to work with /usr/local/bin/openssl and not /usr/bin/openssl
> You can use --with-ssl-dir for this. --with-ssl-dir=/foo will have
> configure try /foo/bin/openssl and /foo/apps/openssl. Otherwise it
> just searches $PATH.
> Nothing has changed here for the last couple of releases.

I changed it to better support OpenSSL directories in non-default paths:

Just reversing the search path order will cause other problems,
though, since there is no guarantee the bin/openssl in a non-default
location is functional (eg if its libraries are not in the system
default runtime linker path and it's built without -rpath, which it's
usually not).

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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