Should I have 2 copies of OpenSSL?

Justin Meyer zhengyi at
Fri Nov 18 23:53:41 GMT 2005

Hi Russell!

On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Russell E. Meek wrote:

> Justin Meyer wrote:
> >What gives? Is the way things should be? Or did I foul something up
> >somewhere along the way through my upgrades? If I did mess something up,
> >what should I do to fix it?
> >

> Justin,
> How about trying this, you have the most recent version of openssl 
> installed in base due to the upgrade to 6.0 - release.
> If you have the OpenSSL port installed why don't you uninstall the port 
> and place the following in your /etc/make.conf file
> This will force all ports you install going foward to use the base 
> install of OpenSSL and not to install OpenSSL as a dependency from ports.
> You could then make deinstall,  make install clean && make distclean any 
> port that requires OpenSSL, Ruby for instance.
> This should make it build with the base install, eliminating the version 
> conflict.

That seems to have done the trick, Russell; the script works again!
Thank you very much for the suggestions :)


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