[openssl-commits] [openssl] master update

Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
Sat Aug 6 14:00:17 UTC 2016

The branch master has been updated
       via  e8fd2a4cb49c91e5af1608b3cd494e2a8cf02ae2 (commit)
      from  ca1cb0d4346bfefe00ec5d240e99b95c8ab743af (commit)

- Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
commit e8fd2a4cb49c91e5af1608b3cd494e2a8cf02ae2
Author: Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org>
Date:   Sat Aug 6 11:30:48 2016 +0200

    Add a note about a perl issue on VMS and how to work around it
    I bug in perl's File::Spec->canonpath() was uncovered.  There's
    nothing we can do about it (except re-implementing canonpath()),
    except working around the problem (a directory rename) and reporting
    the issue to the perl module developers.
    Reviewed-by: Rich Salz <rsalz at openssl.org>


Summary of changes:
 INSTALL   |  4 ++--
 NOTES.VMS | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index ed7849e..3655eb7 100644
@@ -15,8 +15,8 @@
     header files
   * a supported operating system
- For additional platform specific requirements and other details,
- please read one of these:
+ For additional platform specific requirements, solutions to specific
+ issues and other details, please read one of these:
   * NOTES.VMS (OpenVMS)
   * NOTES.WIN (any supported Windows)
diff --git a/NOTES.VMS b/NOTES.VMS
index 6aeda11..3e9a57e 100644
@@ -27,6 +27,24 @@
  running the tests, as they affect the Perl interpreter.
+ About ODS-5 directory names and Perl
+ ------------------------------------
+ It seems that the perl function canonpath() in the File::Spec module
+ doesn't treat file specifications where the last directory name
+ contains periods very well.  Unfortunately, some versions of VMS tar
+ will keep the periods in the OpenSSL source directory instead of
+ converting them to underscore, thereby leaving your source in
+ something like [.openssl-1^.1^.0].  This will lead to issues when
+ configuring and building OpenSSL.
+ We have no replacement for Perl's canonpath(), so the best workaround
+ for now is to rename the OpenSSL source directory, as follows (please
+ adjust for the actual source directory name you have):
+    $ rename openssl-1^.1^.0.DIR openssl-1_1_0.DIR 
  About MMS and DCL

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