Disabling openssl from ports

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at black-earth.co.uk
Wed Feb 3 09:04:34 UTC 2010

On 3 Feb 2010, at 03:36, Olivier Nicole wrote:

> I have one port, namely /usr/ports/www/pound that needs the version of
> openssl from the ports (/usr/ports/security/openssl).
> But others ports works way better with the stock openssl from the
> system.

Personally, I've been using the ports version of openssl on a number of
machines, and I haven't run into the sort of problems you claim.  There
is not a lot between the ports of the base system, especially if you're
running a recent version of FreeBSD -- it's another port to manage, but
you get access to various bits of new functionality.

> Is there a configuration somewhere that could be used to say that
> no-one except pound should use openssl from the ports?
> The only way I see is to put includes and libarries of openssl in some
> obscure place and have pound point to them.
OK, this /should/ work.  Add the following to /etc/make.conf:


.if ${.CURDIR:M*/www/pound}

Test SSL-using executables with ldd(1) to see which copy of libcrypto they
link against.



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