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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Linking mod_ssl with a specific OpenSSL version
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2012 03:56:03 GMT
On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Joe Orton <> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 08:00:25AM +0200, Kaspar Brand wrote:
>> My thinking was that people should explicitly tell configure that they
>> want to link with the libs in a build directory (so that they don't
>> "accidentally" use a directory which might only temporarily exist -
>> that's also the primary reason for preferring the static over the shared
>> libs from that dir).
> This all seems totally crazy to me.  Why are we adding complexity to the
> httpd build system so openssl devs can skip typing the " install" part
> of running "make install" when testing against modified versions of
> OpenSSL?  Joe

IIRC, the issue is that it doesn't build correctly even if you do that
(to a non-standard location - and clearly installing to a standard
location is nuts).

The only extra complexity introduced by allowing a dev to skip "make
install" is that the lib is in <base> instead of <base>/lib.

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