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Can't get openssh to compile
Authored by: Brad Puett on Mar 11, '02 01:45:50PM

I believe I have found the answer to oeyvind (as well as my) problem.

Here's the solution:

Do everything just like it says in the Stepwise article
(http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/Workbench/2001-12-17.01.html)

EXCEPT:

instead of using the following line (which is the last
line in the instructions to compile the OpenSSL library):

sudo cp -r include/openssl /usr/local/include/openssl

Use this line instead:

sudo cp -RL include/openssl /usr/local/include/openssl

Here's the secret from the man page for cp:

"Historic versions of the cp utility had a -r option. This
implementation supports that option; however, its use
is strongly discouraged, as it does not correctly copy
special files, symbolic links or fifo's."

The problem was that, by using the -r option of the cp
command, you (and I) were copying the soft links as is
(example: asn1.h -> ../../crypto/asn1/asn1.h),
which meant it was trying to find the crypto directory in
the /usr/local directory, which was never going to happen.

By using the -RL option, it will copy over the actual files,
instead of making realtive pointers to them
(example: asn1.h)

Try it and let me know how it turns out!

I'll send this solution to Stepwise late this afternoon ...



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