openssl 0.9.8 breaking things

Mark Edwards mark at
Wed Sep 28 15:35:53 PDT 2005

On Sep 28, 2005, at 7:26 PM, Gary Kline wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 06:48:03PM +0200, Daniel Gerzo wrote:
>> Hello Mark,
>> Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 6:41:47 PM, you contributed this to  
>> our collective wisdom:
>>> Just upgraded to openssl 0.9.8 and things are breaking, namely  
>>> exim and
>>> cyrus-imap.  Non-SSL connections work, SSL connections cause a  
>>> segfault.
>>> I'm going back to 0.9.7g using the WITH_OPENSSL_097 flag, but is  
>>> there
>>> some way to make this work with 0.9.8?  Have I totally missed  
>>> something
>>> here?
>> you need to recompile your software (exim,cyrus-imap,...) against new
>> openssl libs.
>>> This is FreeBSD 4.11.  Thanks!
>     I'll toss in my two cents here just FWIW.  I had troubles
>     with all sorts of sh* (stuff) breaking when I touched openssl.
>     I had not---or maybe I did, inadvertently--used the openssl
>     "port".  I *had* to use /usr/src/secure/openssl/<<whatever>>;
>     when applications began breaking.  I pkg_deleted openssl
>     and rebuilt the native /usr/src/* stuff.  These apps are
>     tightly interdependent; that's why you are seeing things
>     break.
>     This may or may not work generally.  It cost me at least
>     a day's investigation ... and I'm  *still* not sure that
>     everything's right.
>     gary

I take back what I said about things working.  I was fooled into  
thinking things were working when I had deinstalled 0.9.8 and things  
started working again.  I reinstalled 0.9.8 and things broke again,  
with no other changes.  Now I'm reinstalling 0.9.7g and hoping for  
the best.

I guess I have to install 0.9.8 and clean install everything that  
depends on it, at a time when I can have everything broken for  
several hours.  Just rebuilding cyrus-imap, cyrus-sasl, and exim  
didn't do it.

Mark Edwards
mark at
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