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Apache 2.0.61 with OpenSSL compiling failure

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Joined: 19 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct '07 16:56    Post subject: Apache 2.0.61 with OpenSSL compiling failure Reply with quote

I'm compiling Apache 2.0.61 with OpenSSL version e (I'll move to g shortly) and the build fails. OpenSSL compiles and configures fine and running <openssl_src>ms\test yields 0 errors and a fine handshake.

The Apache compile fails with:
cd modules\ssl
NMAKE -f mod_ssl.mak CFG="mod_ssl - Win32 Release" RECURSE=0
Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 6.00.8168.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp 1988-1998. All rights reserved.
if not exist ".\Release/" mkdir ".\Release"
NMAKE : fatal error U1073: don't know how to make

fips.h doesn't exist in openssl e.

Has anyone seen or experienced this problem with 2.0.61?

The previous Apache 2.0.59 didn't have this build error so I'm wondering if Apache introduced (consciously or otherwise) a new build dependancy.

Moving the mod_ssl.dep (where the fips.h include is) out of the way resolves the issue and appears to yield a functioning Apache with SSL support (from my testing).

I'm more or less curious if anyone else has experienced this...?
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Joined: 17 Dec 2005
Posts: 610
Location: Milford, MA, USA

PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct '07 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apache 2.0 is intended to be used with OpenSSL 0.9.7. The current release is 0.9.7m.

OpenSSL 0.9.7 provides the file inc32\openssl\fips.h

Apache 2.2 is intended to be used with OpenSSL 0.9.8. OpenSSL 0.9.8 does not have any fips.h file.

Maybe you were trying to build Apache 2.0.61 with OpenSSL 0.9.8?

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Joined: 19 Oct 2007
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct '07 20:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, thanks for the reply.

Yes, building with openssl-0.9.8e. Incidentally, we've always built with the latest releases of OpenSSL (version 0.9.8x) for Apache 2.0 streams. Building 2.0.59 with 0.9.8e didn't have this issue.

In any case, Bill Rowe kindly responded to my subsequent emails and it does appear that moving the files as I did is fine and yields a working ssl built with 0.9.8e and 2.0.61.

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Joined: 16 Oct 2007
Posts: 2196
Location: Sun Diego, USA

PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct '07 1:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

All lines with the word "fips" in it must have the lines removed. "Fips" is not included in the 0.9.8 tree of OpenSSL.

These files are ...

support\abs.dep Lines 50 & 51


Lines 80,81,195,196,310,311,425,426,540,541655,656,770,771,855,856,1000,1001,1015,1016


2152,2153,2268,2269,2383,2384,2498 and 2499.

These line numbers are for Apache 2.0.61 source, they may change in future but should be close.
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