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From Michael Felt <>
Subject Re: mod_ssl and pkg-config on AIX (Re: [Vote] httpd 2.2.23 release)
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:42:52 GMT
Hi. Thanks for the answer.

AIX does not have pkg-config "standard". There is a version you can
download from IBM (AIX Toolbox) in RPM format, but those tend to be "old".

I hear the main reason for not updating quickly is bedded in legal concerns.

fyi - pkg-config new version is not a simple build. Has a dependency on a
library and the embedded version does not compile with the IBM compiler.
Feels like there is a dependency on gcc. I have not had the time to build a
load a new sandbox to test that.
Maybe this week.

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 7:11 AM, Kaspar Brand <>wrote:

> On 02.09.2012 14:04, Michael Felt wrote:
> > The simple part first. AIX has a default install of openssl.
> > -- however, the name of the library is libssl.a - see attachment for a
> > filelist of what is included in openssl.base
> Ok, this also shows that the AIX package does not include a pkg-config
> file for OpenSSL ("openssl.pc"). There's nothing wrong with that, as
> long as AIX does not come with a bundled version of pkg-config, there's
> no strong argument to provide this file in the openssl.base package.
> > running the pkg-config command by hand (not the newest version (0.25),
> so I
> > will try updating that asap it gives the same error. I could not find a
> > pkg-config command to tell me it's default search path - maybe it is not
> > looking in /usr/include/openssh.
> By default it's looking for openssl.pc in the directories
> /usr/lib/pkgconfig or /usr/share/pkgconfig (or whatever was specified
> for libdir and datadir when pkg-config was compiled).
> > Thanks for the reply - I'll update pkg-config and see it that helps.
> This won't change anything, I guess. As mentioned before, what you're
> seeing is pretty much the expected behavior (the stderr output could
> also be silenced by adding --silence-errors to the first $PKGCONFIG
> command in acinclude.m4/configure).
> Kaspar

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