SUMMARY: incomplete openssl build

From: Wood, Lawrence N <>
Date: Fri Dec 15 2006 - 13:27:16 EST
Thanks for all the responses. Some suggested I had not installed the
prerequisites but this was not the case.  At least half of the responses
pointed to the presence of static libraries where shared libraries were
being called for. Supposedly, after gcc 2.95.x, shared libraries are
enabled by default, but this certainly did not seem to be the case. I
was using gcc 3.4.6 and I was unable to get the openssl Configure to set
up a build of the right files. Eventually, I used the build for openssl
that was already packaged on inspite of my obsessive
security fears.  Lo, and behold, everything is working now.  Thanks to
everyone who sent replies.

Original post:

I'm using a pdf guide I downloaded from the web to install openssh on my
V880 server running Solaris 8. The document is entitled "Building and
Deploying OpenSSH for the Solaris Operating Environment".  I got all my
source codes from  I did not run into any difficulty
along the errors or warnings during any of the ./configure and
make commands. Yet when I try to execute the ssh command, I get the
following error: ssh: fatal: open failed: no such file or

There is not a anywhere on my system, even in
/usr/local where openssl was supposedly installed.  The contents of
/usr/local/ssl/lib is as follows:

drwxr-xr-x   2 root     other        512 Dec  8 10:47 engines
-rw-r--r--   1 root     other    2340228 Dec 11 14:15 libcrypto.a
-rw-r--r--   1 root     other     382560 Dec 11 14:15 libssl.a
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     other        512 Dec  8 10:47 pkgconfig

and this differs from what the guide says only in that the two
directories, engines and pkgconfig are not mentioned.

Can someone give me a clue where to turn from here.  I've googled this
and searched the Sun Archives but have not found the answer.


Larry Wood
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Received on Fri Dec 15 13:27:45 2006

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