openssl : 17900:error:02001002:system library:fopen

Jeff D. Hamann jeff.hamann at
Tue Sep 20 23:19:32 PDT 2005

I'm not sure where I should post this, so I thought I should start here. I'm
a newbie with openssl and I'm in the process of installing a new FreeBSD
6.0BETA-4 amd64 machine (I know, I know... they call it the bleeding edge
for a reason) and I got the last step in the FAQ's "..installing a real SSL
server certificate..."

When I typed the following command:

bobby# openssl x509 -noout -text -in server.crt

I got the following results:

Error opening Certificate server.crt
17900:error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or
17900:error:20074002:BIO routines:FILE_CTRL:system
unable to load certificate

which would normally be no prob (mismatched path, etc.) but I've never
looked at the openssl code so I thought I should ask the pros....


Is this a bug in the openssl? FreeBSD 60BETA, the openssl FreeBSD port, or
me? I installed the openssl port as normally I would. I went to
/usr/ports/security/openssl and types "make install" and everything went
just fine...

Can someone help, please?


Jeff D. Hamann
Forest Informatics, Inc.
PO Box 1421
Corvallis, Oregon USA 97339-1421
jeff.hamann at

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