[openssl-project] Is Mac a supported platform?

Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
Fri Jun 1 21:32:57 UTC 2018

In message <1BD96940-3B3B-4758-938A-01E57630619A at akamai.com> on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 21:26:12 +0000, "Salz, Rich" <rsalz at akamai.com> said:

rsalz> >    Regarding the original question, it's "supported" insofar that we have
rsalz>     osx among the Travis builds (at least usually...  there have been
rsalz>     times when the osx backlog has been so great that we've temporarly
rsalz>     disabled it).
rsalz> So maybe I should just create a PR to update INSTALL with the Mac recipe?

I don't understand why.  In this regard, OS X is Unix.  In other
words, the quick recipe is what you already see in INSTALL:

    $ ./config
    $ make
    $ make test
    $ make install

Are you telling me that this isn't understood?

The only reason why VMS and Windows are mentioned specially, is that
the commands on those platforms are syntactically different.  Not so
for OS X.

But hey, if that helps, we can always do this:

diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 52e3f2ae6c..851093ec01 100644
@@ -76,7 +76,7 @@
  If you want to just get on with it, do:
-  on Unix:
+  on Unix (including Mac OS/X):
     $ ./config
     $ make


Richard Levitte         levitte at openssl.org
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