Thursday, September 28, 2006

Issue building subversion 1.3.0 on sles9

Building subversion with the ssl support on sles9 box fails at the time of configure itself with the following error messages.
$./configure --with-ssl
.......
.....
...
checking for library containing RSA_new... not found
configure: error: could not find library containing RSA_new
configure failed for neon


The problem is either with the installed location of the openssl library or it might be possible that openssl-devel is not installed on the box.

Look for the openssl-devel rpm and if it is installed in the system then one have to identify the exact location of the openssl library and can pass the same to the configure script like...
$./configure --with-ssl --with-libs=/usr/local/ssl ...

Problem resolved. :-)

cheers, make world open.

5 comments:

Kartik Mistry said...

Hi,

Yaar. Simple things!

Anonymous said...

thanks, this was very helpful.

Rico Rodriquez Collins said...

Thanks Vijay.
That did it!

drewin said...

thank you!

by installing default openssl-devel (x64) package from SLES9 the option is:

--with-libs=/usr/include/openssl

kizzx2 said...

Thanks, simple and worked!