Use prebuilt Bzip, zLib and OpenSSL?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Tue Jan 11 13:27:29 UTC 2022


On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 10:40:09PM -0500, Jeffrey Walton wrote:

> I need to build a modern Nginx from sources on an older platform. The
> need arises because the organization can't upgrade a particular set of
> machines. We want to set up a Nginx proxy to handle the front-end
> work.
> I've got Bzip, zLib and OpenSSL built and installed in /opt, but I am
> having trouble getting Nginx to compile and [presumably] link against
> them. In this case we don't want Nginx building them from sources.
> Rather, we want Nginx to use the includes in /opt/include, and the
> libraries in /opt/lib.
> Typically GNU software using Autotools use an option like
> --with-openssl-prefix. Nginx does not provide the option. Nginx also
> does not provide the customary --includedir and --libdir. (And I
> understand Nginx is not GNU).
> How do we tell Nginx the prefix path for the libraries?

The --with-cc-opt and --with-ld-opt should work:

./configure --with-cc-opt="-I /opt/include" --with-ld-opt="-L /opt/lib" ...

See docs for details:

Maxim Dounin

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