Updating openssl on FreeBSD 9.2

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com
Mon Apr 7 08:39:54 UTC 2014

On 4/6/2014 11:52 PM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:42:35 -0700 (PDT), Jack Mc Lauren wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm using FreeBSD 9.2 which comes with openssl 0.9.8y.
>> How can I update it to version 1.0.1f?
>> Thanks in advance.
> Probably using the ports version should be the easiest
> method. Update your ports tree, Install security/openssl,
> and check if any other applications need to be rebuilt.

You need to add WITH_OPENSSL_PORT=yes to /etc/make.conf to enable 
linking to the openssl port.

> If you're using a custom-built system, you can also
> disable the integration of SSL into the OS by defining
> WITHOUT_OPENSSL in /etc/src.conf and rebuilding. See
> "man src.conf" for details.

Don't do this.  OpenSSL is needed by so many things in the base that 
it's effectively mandatory.  Just rely on WITH_OPENSSL_PORT making the 
ports framework select the correct library.

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