[openssl-users] Help installing OpenSSL 1.1.0 pre6 on Windows 2012 R2
Thomas J. Hruska
shinelight at shininglightpro.com
Sat Aug 27 19:11:26 UTC 2016
On 8/26/2016 12:25 PM, Matt Caswell wrote:
> On 26/08/16 19:17, Harster, Kaarl C CIV NAVSEA KPWA, 104 wrote:
>> I've tried many times now to install OpenSSL 1.1.0 pre6 on my Windows 2012 R2 64bit machine.
> 1.1.0 pre6 is the beta version, but the final 1.1.0 release was made
> available yesterday, so to start with I suggest you use that.
@Kaarl - Prebuilt 64-bit Windows *default* binaries of 1.1.0 can be
obtained from here:
If you need non-default, then you're on your own for building. Have fun?
@Everyone else - Anyway, on to the real reason for posting...
>> We are wanting to run 64bit everything.
>> I have installed
>> ActivePerl 184.108.40.2060
I've been building binaries using Strawberry Perl Portable for a few
years now. The ActiveState Perl installer and binaries were (and are) a
nightmare to obtain and work with. Also, most environments where you
would use ActivePerl technically violate the ActivePerl license
agreement which, of course, no one ever reads. I'm never going back to
that mess. Strawberry Perl is comparatively much, much easier to
obtain, install, legally use, and it works just fine. The OpenSSL
Configure and Perl other scripts in the source tree barely scratch the
surface of the Perl scripting language, so any decent flavor of Perl has
a pretty good chance of working. Unless someone *needs* ActivePerl for
other things besides building OpenSSL and they have funky Perl code
sitting around that depends on the ActivePerl flavor, Strawberry Perl is
probably more than sufficient and won't make a mess of the system that
it's installed onto. Strawberry is also the flavor of Perl that Larry
Wall (the guy who created Perl) uses when he is at a Windows box. So
there's that too.
In my opinion, Strawberry Perl should be the recommended flavor of Perl
for building OpenSSL on Windows instead of ActivePerl. The Strawberry
Perl Portable edition is most useful to *me*, but using it requires a
few extra environment variables to be set beforehand. Therefore, the
Portable variant isn't for everyone.
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