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Re: [Bug-wget] Wget 1.16.1 detection of non-system openssl broken on Mac

From: Charles Diza
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Wget 1.16.1 detection of non-system openssl broken on MacOSX.
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:51:27 -0500

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 4:39 AM, Tim Ruehsen <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wednesday 10 December 2014 12:02:32 Charles Diza wrote:
> > Wget 1.16.1 has broken detection of non-built-in openssl on MacOSX.
> >
> > Openssl comes with MacOSX but it's deprecated by Apple and it's an old
> > version.  For this reason, many MacOSX users custom install a newer
> > openssl and put it in /usr/local/ssl (which, IIRC, is the default
> > location for custom openssl installs).
> >
> > Up through wget 1.16, the following configure flags sufficed to make
> > wget's configure script recognize this custom openssl and *use* it:
> >
> > ./configure --with-ssl=openssl --with-libssl-prefix=/usr/local/ssl
> >
> > But on wget 1.16.1, those same flags have no effect, and wget is built
> > against the Mac system openssl in /usr/lib, which is old and deprecated.
> > Something in the configure script must have changed.
> >
> > I hope that this is either repaired, or that the README/INSTALL are
> > amended to include special instructions on how to force wget to pick up
> > a custom openssl on MacOSX.
> >
> > I'm no programmer, but I have a hunch that the same batch of pkg-config
> > related changes (2014-11-01 in the ChangeLog) that broke pcre handling
> > on MacOSX (See earlier thread) have broken openssl detection.
> >
> > I do have pkg-config on my system, in /usr/local.  I have found that
> > whether or not I remove pkg-config from my system, I can't get openssl
> > in /usr/local/ssl to get picked up and used to link with" lines.
> Please try the following:
> - make a copy of openssl.pc (the pkg-config file of OpenSSL) into your wget
> directory.
> - change the first line 'prefix=...' to 'prefix=/usr/local/ssl'
> - try 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH="." ./configure --with-ssl=openssl'
> Later, you may keep your openssl.pc in /usr/local/pkgconfig/, so you can
> easily find and use it with other projects.
> Please report if this (or similar) works for you.
> Of course that has to documented... we simply didn't fall over this issue
> so
> far.

OK, that worked, thanks; indeed, all I had to do was
'PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/ssl/lib/pkgconfig ./configure blah blah'.  Easy
enough.  (That's the default location for a built-from-source openssl; is
openssl not putting its .pc file where it should?)

But that's only half the battle, because that only covers the case where
the Mac user has pkg-config installed.  Pkg-config doesn't come with OSX or
the Apple dev tools.  Up through wget 1.16, the pkgconfigless Mac user
could rely on --with-libssl-prefix to point wget to the right place.


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