OpenSSL installation instructions

J_Man jeremy at
Sun Jul 22 04:30:49 PDT 2001

Kinda Strange - openssl works GREAT for me here, no problems whatsoever
using those instructions.


-----Original Message-----
From: blfs-book-owner at
[mailto:blfs-book-owner at]On Behalf Of RoryO
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:46 AM
To: blfs-book at
Subject: Re: OpenSSL installation instructions

On Sun, 22 Jul 2001 17:03, you wrote:
> OpenSSL - Library supporting Secure web communications
> Version - 0.9.6b
> download location -
> Home Page -
> Note:  requires at LEAST zlib, and functional /dev/random and /dev/urandom
> installation
> tar zxvf openssl-0.9.6b.tar.gz &&
> cd openssl-0.9.6b &&
> ./config --prefix=/usr &&
> make &&
> make install &&

not really... the default install is stuffed and not fhs complient.. try

install -m644 libcrypto.a /usr/lib
install -m644 libssl.a /usr/lib
install -m755 /usr/lib
install -m755 /usr/lib
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

> ldconfig

Keep up the good work tho... we will have a bashing at it, and the
maintainers can choose the option/options that they like... ;)


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