[Bug 621] New: OpenSSL install locations generally unrecognized

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Wed Feb 18 21:16:59 PST 2004


           Summary: OpenSSL install locations generally unrecognized
           Product: Beyond LinuxFromScratch
           Version: 5.0
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: BOOK
        AssignedTo: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: ryanr at uchicago.edu
         QAContact: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org

The OpenSSL install locations, /usr/include/openssh and /usr/lib, are completely
nonstandard (although standards-compliant) and therefore every single program
which wants to use SSL requires a configure option to find it.  Even worse,
because the includes and libraries are not at equal subdirectory levels from
/usr, if configure does not have TWO options, one for the includes and one for
the libs, sometimes even specifying --with-openssl=/usr is no help (this occurs,
for example, with bind-9.2.2).

I am not an advocate for standards-noncompliance, but I think some symlinks
should be created in, say, /usr/share/openssl/{lib,include} so that a single
prefix may be specified.

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