[openssl-users] Windows shared libraries version information needs some fixes

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Wed Mar 21 09:36:30 UTC 2018

On 21/03/18 00:45, RTT wrote:
> Hello,
> Building the shared libraries (version 1.1.1 pre 3) for Windows with
> Visual Studio, targets VC-WIN32 or VC-WIN64A, result in DLLs with
> version information with outdated copyright date, i.e. "Copyright
> 1998-2016 The OpenSSL Authors. All rights reserved", and the file
> description as "OpenSSL application" instead of "OpenSSL shared library".
> The version information resource file seems to be generated by the
> script "util\mkrc.pl", that indeed has this old copyright date
> hardcoded, and the logic that selects the file description that seems to
> expect a call with a file extension (i.e. mkrc.pl libcrypto.dll, mkrc.pl
> openssl.exe, ...), but the build.info file is not specifying any file
> extension to these calls.
> Also, why the openssl.exe doesn't include version information?

Please could you raise this as an issue on github so that it gets
properly tracked?




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