Incompatibility of configure with recent OpenSSL versions

Bob Rasmussen ras at
Thu Oct 30 06:30:11 EST 2014

I am attempting to build OpenSSH on a Linux box. In running ./configure, 
when it tests for OpenSSL compatibility, I get the following:

checking OpenSSL header version... 009081cf (OpenSSL 0.9.8zc 15 Oct 2014)
checking OpenSSL library version... configure: error: OpenSSL >= 0.9.8f 

It would appear that 0.9.8zc is in fact >= 0.9.8f. I believe there is a 
problem in how the 009081cf is parsed.

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