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

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Wed Mar 21 09:55:59 UTC 2018

On 21/03/18 09:36, Matt Caswell wrote:
> 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 version information with outdated copyright date, i.e. "Copyright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?
> https://github.com/openssl/openssl/issues

Ignore this. I see Rich has already created a PR to fix this.


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