nginx openssl compilation problem

Fleshgrinder nginx-forum at
Fri Apr 26 21:10:03 UTC 2013

Hello, I'm desparately trying to compile the latest nginx with the latest

In short I'm grabbing the latest nginx tar.gz (1.4.0 but had the same
problem with 1.3.16) and the latest OpenSSL tar.gz (1.0.1e but have the same
problem with 1.0.1d) extract them and want to compile them. Everything wents
smooth until the following point:

/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.7/../../../x86_64-linux-gnu/crt1.o: In
function `_start':
(.text+0x20): undefined reference to `main'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[4]: *** [link_app.] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/tmp/openssl-1.0.1e/test'
make[3]: *** [md2test] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/tmp/openssl-1.0.1e/test'
make[2]: *** [build_tests] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/openssl-1.0.1e'
make[1]: *** [/tmp/openssl-1.0.1e/.openssl/include/openssl/ssl.h] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/nginx-1.4.0'
make: *** [build] Error 2

My ./configure line looks like the following:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local --sbin-path=/usr/local/sbin
--conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --pid-path=/var/run/
--lock-path=/var/lock/nginx.lock --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log
--with-pcre=/tmp/pcre-8.32 --with-openssl=/tmp/openssl-1.0.1e
--with-zlib=/tmp/zlib --with-cc-opt='-O3 -m64' --with-ld-opt='-m64'
--with-ipv6 --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_ssl_module
--with-http_spdy_module --with-md5=/tmp/openssl-1.0.1e --with-md5-asm
--with-sha1=/tmp/openssl-1.0.1e --with-sha1-asm --with-pcre-jit
--without-http_autoindex_module --without-http_auth_basic_module
--without-http_browser_module --without-http_geo_module
--without-http_limit_conn_module --without-http_limit_req_module
--without-http_map_module --without-http_memcached_module
--without-http_proxy_module --without-http_referer_module
--without-http_scgi_module --without-http_split_clients_module
--without-http_ssi_module --without-http_upstream_ip_hash_module
--without-http_userid_module --without-http_uwsgi_module
--without-mail_pop3_module --without-mail_imap_module
--without-mail_smtp_module --add-module=/tmp/nginx-upload-progress-module

Of course the PCRE, Zlib, nginx-upload-progress-module and
nginx-upstream-fair sources are in place and working just fine. Some more
info on the environment:

gcc (Debian 4.7.2-5) 4.7.2
cpp (Debian 4.7.2-5) 4.7.2
pcre 8.32
zlib and additional modules from github master

I know that this is some gcc linker problem and I tryed several -lxxx
options or leaving the -O3 / -m64 options, nothing seems to help and I hope
somebody can point me in the right direction.

Many thanks in advance!

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