The chicken and the OpenSSL

Jack L. Stone jackstone at
Tue Apr 15 13:15:07 PDT 2003

At 12:51 PM 4.15.2003 -0700, Jim Mock wrote:
>On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 at 10:37:48 -0700, Kill the Penguin wrote:
>> I'm currently running 4.7-RELEASE-p10. I attempted to install
>>  , but it is dependant on openssl-0.9.7a.
>> Unfortunately the installed version is openssl-0.9.6i. This will
>> result in two parallel installations of openssl which is not the end
>> of the world, but not desired. In the past I attempted to use only
>> openssl in the ports collection, but using NO_OPENSSL results in
>> failed buildworlds.
>> So I attempted to update the src-crypto and src-secure portions of the
>> src tree and *just* build these components. It doesn't appear that
>> REL_ENG_4_7 contains the latest version of openssl.
>> Is there a method to keep up with OpenSSL without having to parallel
>> installations? It appears you can't unhook the base installation from
>> the system, and I'm not sure forcing the ports version into /usr is
>> going to be a great idea. Anyone solve this problem?
>cd /usr/ports/security/openssl && make -DOPENSSL_OVERWRITE_BASE install
>- jim
I have the same situation, but have already installed apache13-modssl from
ports which loads up openssl-0.9.7a okay when starting Apache+mod_ssl. What
whould be the effect of running Jim's "overwite" of the old base openssl
now at this stage to get down to the one version...? Do I need to start

Thanks for more follow-up....

Best regards,
Jack L. Stone,

SageOne Net
jackstone at

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