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* System libcrypto.dylib and libssl.dylib are used by system ld on MacOS X.
[NOTE: This is currently undergoing tests, and may be removed soon]
This is really a misfeature in ld, which seems to look for .dylib libraries
along the whole library path before it bothers looking for .a libraries. This
means that -L switches won't matter unless OpenSSL is built with shared
The workaround may be to change the following lines in apps/Makefile.ssl and
It's possible that something similar is needed for shared library support
as well. That hasn't been well tested yet.
Another solution that many seem to recommend is to move the libraries
/usr/lib/libcrypto.0.9.dylib, /usr/lib/libssl.0.9.dylib to a different
directory, build and install OpenSSL and anything that depends on your
build, then move libcrypto.0.9.dylib and libssl.0.9.dylib back to their
original places. Note that the version numbers on those two libraries
may differ on your machine.
As long as Apple doesn't fix the problem with ld, this problem building
OpenSSL will remain as is.