[Rubyinstaller-devel] Succeed building OpenSSL (kind of)

Michal Suchanek hramrach at centrum.cz
Tue Jul 15 09:49:13 EDT 2008

On 14/07/2008, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Guys,
>  I the issue with OpenSSL (the lack of updated version) is very annoying.
>  One path to solve that is what Lars implemented in his fork, which
>  rely on strawberry Perl and looks it works. The down side: 30MB of
>  perl download since strawberry "flavor" bundles it's own MinGW
>  environment.
>  Other alternative was using ActivePerl, which require manual
>  installation, and thus, cannot be automated.
>  There are several downsides with OpenSSL: the lack of configure / make
>  / make install familiar with *nix packages that usually works with
>  MinGW+MSYS and the forced usage of perl to build OpenSSL :-P
>  I've been exploring the Thor recipes for building OpenSSL:
>  https://svn.torproject.org/svn/torbrowser/trunk/build-scripts/INSTALL
>  Which, so far, produced good results, excep for being static linked
>  libraries instead of shared ones.
>  When I turn on the shared ones, it fails (need to review what is wrong).

I think there is no problem with static libraries (as long as they can
be used to build the extension). The library is going to be used only
for a single extension so there is no sharing anyway. Actually you
might save some space by linking statically.



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