[Mageia-dev] Old OpenSSL HOWTO [was Re: openssl regression]

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Tue Jun 12 00:15:55 CEST 2012

Hi all,

here is a small HOWTO about using OpenSSL with Mageia Cauldron applications
that broke with the new version of the "openssl" package (1.0.1), such as svn
with https:// URLs:

1. Download openssl-1.0.0j.tar.gz from:


2. Unpack it.

3. Use the following shell script to configure it (you can customise the
ossl_pref prefix to your liking:

./config --prefix="$ossl_pref" --openssldir="$ossl_pref/openssl" shared

There is more coverage of this here:


4. Add the following lines to your .bashrc:

    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$HOME/apps/openssl/lib/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"

5. Now when you want to use svn with https:// or whatever just type "oldssl"


I've tried to fix svn in Cauldron, but rebuilding it didn't help, and trying to
rebuild libneon0.27 caused "%check" to fail. This was reported here:


I tried to build libneon0.27 against gnutls, but I got a compilation


	Shlomi Fish

On Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:21:37 +0100
Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:

> Hi,
> The new openssl causes Handshake timeouts for me on some connections.
> e.g. in xchat connecting to an ircd-hybrid SSL server.
> Can't find any specific reference, but reverting to the mga2 version
> solves the problems.
> Cheers
> Col

Shlomi Fish       http://www.shlomifish.org/
"Star Trek: We, the Living Dead" - http://shlom.in/st-wtld

Emacs is a nice operating system, but what it lacks, in order to compete with
Linux, is a good text editor.
    — based on http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Emacs

Please reply to list if it's a mailing list post - http://shlom.in/reply .

More information about the Mageia-dev mailing list