Linking with libarchive fails (Was: Re: buildworld fails.)

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Sun May 31 02:50:38 UTC 2009

Mel Flynn wrote:
> On Saturday 30 May 2009 09:03:06 Ed Schouten wrote:
>> * Tim Kientzle <kientzle at> wrote:
>>> You need: LDADD=-larchive -lmd -lcrypto
>>> One of the formats supported by libarchive has recently
>>> gained support for some cryptographic extensions which
>>> rely on the 'md' and 'crypto' libraries.
>> Can't this be solved by linking libarchive to libmd and libcrypto? That
>> way you don't have to link against those libraries explicitly.
> On a related note I find it illogical that SHA385/SHA512 is not in libmd while 
> 256 and lower are. Is this a legal thing or infrastructure?

Don't know.  Looks like OpenBSD has SHA384 and SHA512
in their standard libraries, so we should be able
to crib from there.

I don't know the legal issues, though.


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