[openssl-users] Build problems on Windows

Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
Tue Jan 10 22:32:05 UTC 2017

In message <39de3d0c-b9f8-6576-b4ed-de4501fcb8d5 at wisemo.com> on Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:20:30 +0100, Jakob Bohm <jb-openssl at wisemo.com> said:

jb-openssl> On 10/01/2017 19:43, Matt Caswell wrote:
jb-openssl> >   Notes on Perl on Windows
jb-openssl> >   ------------------------
jb-openssl> >
jb-openssl> >   There are a number of build targets that can be viewed as "Windows".
jb-openssl> >   Indeed, there are VC-* configs targeting VisualStudio C, as well as
jb-openssl> >   MinGW and Cygwin. The key recommendation is to use "matching" Perl,
jb-openssl> >   one that matches build environment. For example, if you will build
jb-openssl> >   on Cygwin be sure to use the Cygwin package manager to install Perl.
jb-openssl> >   For MSYS builds use the MSYS provided Perl. For VC-* builds we
jb-openssl> >   recommend ActiveState Perl, available from
jb-openssl> >   http://www.activestate.com/ActivePerl.
jb-openssl> >
jb-openssl> Really?, I thought ActiveState ActivePerl was pretty much
jb-openssl> dead/historic.

Looking at their downloads page, they seem to keep up:


jb-openssl> While I have not bothered with OpenSSL 1.1.x builds yet, I usually use
jb-openssl> Strawberry Perl for VC-related work, and it seems to work fine with
jb-openssl> the
jb-openssl> 1.0.2 sources.  Since I have not tested with 1.1.x sources, this is
jb-openssl> obviously not intended as advice to people trying to build, more as
jb-openssl> something you might consider for an updated version of NOTES.PERL
jb-openssl> (after testing it of cause).

I've heard of more than one success with Strawberry, we just haven't
tested it ourselves.


Richard Levitte         levitte at openssl.org
OpenSSL Project         http://www.openssl.org/~levitte/

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