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