SOLVED: Re: openssl port not over-writing the base

Uwe Doering gemini at
Wed Apr 14 09:13:16 PDT 2004

Jamie wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Jamie wrote:
>>    Tried upgrading openssl this morning on a 4.9REL machine with ports.
>>   I went into /usr/ports/security/openssl and ran:
>>   make -DOPENSSL_OVERWRITE_BASE=yes install
>>  When it was through building, it didn't over-write the /usr/bin/openssl
>>binary, but it did install the new openssl in /usr/local/bin.
>>  What am I missing here? The makefile has this line in it:
>>  I can't understand why it would put it in /usr/local.
>    I was able to get it built correctly without the =yes appended to the
> option.

The correct syntax for assigning a value to a make variable would be

   make OPENSSL_OVERWRITE_BASE=yes install

This can be important in cases where just defining the variable with 
'-D' is not enough.

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