[openssl-users] ar : File format not recognized

Bill Kurland bill at panix.com
Wed Apr 18 02:55:40 UTC 2018

On 4/17/2018 5:47 PM, Ludwig, Mark wrote:
>> From: Bill Kurland, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:19 PM
>> I'm trying to build openssl-1.1.0h on AIX 6.1 with the ultimate goal of building the IO::Socket::SSL perl module.
>> make fails when creating libcrypto.a and libssl.a because, it seems, the *.o files are in a format not recognized by ar
>> I've passed "-Wl,-baix5coff64-rs6000" in config. I've also set LDFLAGS="-Wl,-rpath=/usr/local/openssl/lib -Wl,-baix5coff64-rs6000" though I don't see how that would have an effect on this problem.
>> I get the same result when I try to run ar command shown in the make output from the command line:
>>          ar r ../test2.sh
>> where test2.sh contains all the *.o files in crypto
>> Every source I can find seems to indicate that gcc should just 'know' what the correct file format is. Am I missing something? Well, obviously I'm missing something. Can anyone point out what?
>> Thanks
> Not sure this will help, because I built v1.0.2 (haven't gotten to v1.1.0 yet) using the AIX compiler rather than gcc, but the AIX archiver (ar) has a -X option that specifies how many bits.
> For example, your example might work as:
>           ar -X 64 r LIBNAME.a ../test2.sh
> (At least, I assume you're building 64-bit binaries based on seeing "coff64" above.)
> (I also assume you omitted the library name in e-mail.)
> HTH,
> Mark
You mean use the AIX ar on AIX? Who'd have thought? Not me. Did the trick.

Now on to the next error.


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