Help: Problems with SSL after upgrade from 4.7 to 4-Stable

Chris Demers admin at
Wed Feb 1 05:41:50 PST 2006

Greetings Everyone,

Trying this again.

Have a problem that has been nagging me for about two weeks, recently I had to
upgrade one of my mail servers from 4.7 to 4-STABLE.

FreeBSD servername 4.11-STABLE FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE #1: Sat Jan 21 02:40:15 EST

All associated ports on the box were all upgraded also, before the change and
also after, all were recompiled to make sure that they would not have any
problems.  Well, ended up with one problem where openssl from ports keeps core
dumping on anything that depends on it.

But I can run /usr/local/bin/openssl and it seems to run fine. And so does the
base system openssl.  Right now it's been perplexing me, I can't even load
webmin with SSL support without perl dumping core.  Or if I compile apache
with ssl or even if i do and just force it to run without it, works fine but
no ssl.  But as soon as I start it with ssl it core dumps also.  Same happens
with my imap mail server for excrypted pop and imap.  I have been going though
all the librarys in the base system, header files and have many time removed
and reinstalled the ports openssl, after with I rebuilt all associated ports
and the problem still persists.

I have lots of .core files if one is needed to figure this out.  I have even
tried to do back traces on them and it doesn't seem to make any sense.

Of all the years I have been using FreeBSD this is the first time that I have
had a problem like this with openssl core dumping all the time.  Normally I
wouldn't ask for help but tius is not making any sense.  And help or
suggestions would be aprechiated.

I want to try and get this box working 100% on 4-Stable before i do any more
upgrades to 5.4 and then to 6-Stable.  Which I have done on other machines
without pretty well even a hickup.

Thanks in advance,

Chris Demers
admin at

Chris Demers
admin at

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