How to overwrite openssl base with the one from ports?

Andrei Brezan andrei693 at
Fri Jan 15 10:15:03 UTC 2010

Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Andrei Brezan wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I seem to have some problems overwriting openssl base. I have tried
>> building security/openssl with OPENSSL_OVERWRITE_BASE=YES but to no
>> success.
>> After i run:
>> make OPENSSL_OVERWRITE_BASE=YES install clean
>> i get the port installed in /usr/local/bin and lib ok, but i'm left with
>> openssl in /usr/bin and lib too. Do i have to make
>> buildworld/installworld with NO_OPENSSL in /etc/make.conf in order not
>> to have openssl from base and then install it from port ?
> There's no such option as 'OPENSSL_OVERWRITE_BASE' in a current ports
> tree[*].  There is only
> which means link any ports against the version of the OpenSSL libs
> installed by the base system, or
> which means link any ports against the version of OpenSSL installed
> from ports.  Applications that use SSL in the base system are always
> linked against the base system version of OpenSSL, and the ports system
> will throw an exception if you say 'WITH_OPENSSL_PORTS' but the ABI
> version number of the shlibs in the base system is greater than the ones
> from the ports.  So defining WITHOUT_OPENSSL in /etc/src.conf[+] is not
> advisable either.
>     Cheers,
>     Matthew
> [*] Despite its appearance in the mail/dkim-milter and mail/dk-milter
> ports.  That's a bug.  It won't do anything.
> [+] Assuming you're running 7.x or later.

Thank you, will use then WITH_OPENSSL_PORTS when needed.
You were right in assuming 7.x or later.



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