building nginx with non-system openssl ?

Ben DJ bendj095124367913213465 at
Sun Apr 4 02:44:27 MSD 2010

Hi Maxim,

On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at> wrote:
> If you want to use installed version, use:
> ./configure --with-cc-opt="-I /path/to/include" --with-ld-opt="-L /path/to/lib"
> These options are used to build OpenSSL library from sources.
> Additional options are passed to OpenSSL's ./config.

That clears it up, thanks.  'cc-opt' & 'ld-opt' were simply not clear to me.

I removed the --with-openssl= (though those _are_ vanilla sources
...), and added,

 ld-opt="-L/usr/local/ssl/lib -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/ssl/lib -lssl
-lcrypto -ldl -lz"
 cc-opt="-I/usr/local/include -I/usr/local/ssl/include -I/usr/include"

to ensure both that 'my' ssl libs are found before the system libs,
and the rpath ensures the correct runtime dynamic lib links.

with those, it works,

ldd objs/nginx | egrep "ssl|crypto" => /usr/local/ssl/lib/ (0xb7849000) => /usr/local/ssl/lib/ (0xb76ca000)

which is exactly what i was looking to do.

> nginx do honor CFLAGS (use -r in grep, it helps), but not LDFLAGS.

actually, i _had_, just a typo in my post, but had failed to search
from TOP_DIR. :-/

in any case, nginx is up & running, and i'm working on configuring
front-end proxy behavior :-)



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