Bug 14247 - configure fails on OpenBSD
Summary: configure fails on OpenBSD
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/General (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: All OpenBSD
: medium normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Blocks: xorg-7.4
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Reported: 2008-01-25 06:41 UTC by Mark Kettenis
Modified: 2008-06-30 13:39 UTC (History)
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Description Mark Kettenis 2008-01-25 06:41:29 UTC
configure fails on OpenBSD with the following message:

checking for OPENSSL... Package openssl was not found in the pkg-config search path
configure: error: Package requirements (openssl) were not met:

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables OPENSSL_CFLAGS
and OPENSSL_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

This is a bit silly because OpenSSL is part of the OpenBSD base system.  Furthermore, setting OPENSSL_CFLAGS and OPENSSL_LIBS (to empty strings) doesn't

Is there any reason not to just use AC_CHECK_LIB(crypto, SHA1_Init) or something
similar and fall back on pkg-config if that fails?
Comment 1 Alan Coopersmith 2008-04-24 19:06:59 UTC
Changed it to use PKG_CHECK_EXISTS to see if openssl.pc exists first,
and if not, to just link with -lcrypto.

Fixed in master in git commit b1ae7c79db78cc3b789701f81328669f9f8ed80f
and in server-1.5-branch with 7c05b4c6214a9bbc8968c49a40363f8461f527d5
Comment 2 Carl Worth 2008-06-30 13:39:14 UTC
The (In reply to comment #1)
> Changed it to use PKG_CHECK_EXISTS to see if openssl.pc exists first,
> and if not, to just link with -lcrypto.

The problem with that is that if openssl isn't installed, then there's
no error message at configure-time like there should be.

I just changed it to use AC_CHECK_LIB before PKG_CHECK_MODULES, (as suggested
in the original report), rather than using PKG_CHECK_EXISTS.

This fixes the missing error message for a system with no openssl. Hopefully
it doesn't also break anything.


PS. Fix is in 6447f80c17077f924b2d58e07b38d32429edcb9b on master.

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