openssl from ports

Maxim Khitrov max at
Fri Mar 2 22:07:40 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Randal L. Schwartz
<merlyn at> wrote:
> I know openssl is in the core, but the version in FreeBSD 8.2 is
> vulnerable to some recent attacks.  (Hmm, I wonder why there hasn't been
> an 8.2 update then...)

Which attacks are you referring to?

> I installed the version from ports, which was recently updated, but now
> I'm not sure how to get my other ports to use that port instead of the
> core libraries.  Is it sufficient to restart the apps (apache in
> particular), or do I need to recompile things?

You will need to recompile ports that depend on OpenSSL, passing
WITH_OPENSSL_PORT= flag to make. My preferred way to do this is to
install ports-mgmt/portconf and use something like this for


- Max

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