Openssl Version 1.1.1b fails to compile on Solaris platform(Intel & Sparc)

Erik Forsberg erik at
Thu Mar 21 05:22:35 UTC 2019

I see this is Solaris 10, dont use that anywhere anymore.
But in Solaris 11, its fine. From ld(1)

      -M mapfile

          Reads mapfile as a text file of directives to the link-editor. This
          option can be specified multiple times. If mapfile is a directory,
          then all regular files, as defined by stat(2), within the directory
          are processed. See Chapter 10, Mapfiles in the Link-Editor in Ora-
          cle Solaris 11.4 Linkers and Libraries Guide. Example mapfiles are
          provided in /usr/lib/ld. See also FILES.

>-- Original Message --
>Hi All,
>We are trying to build OpenSSL version 1.1.1b on Solaris, but it fails with
>following error:
> file format not recognized; treating as linker script
>collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>gmake[2]: *** [] Error 1
>gmake[1]: *** [all] Error 2
>$ uname -a
>SunOS 5.10 Generic_147147-26 sun4v sparc
>This is happening because of the flags defined in
>#### Solaris configurations
>    "solaris-common" => {
>        inherit_from     => [ "BASE_unix" ],
>        template         => 1,
>        lib_cppflags     => "-DFILIO_H",
>        ex_libs          => add("-lsocket -lnsl -ldl"),
>        dso_scheme       => "dlfcn",
>        thread_scheme    => "pthreads",
>        shared_target    => "self",
>        shared_extension => ".so.\$(SHLIB_VERSION_NUMBER)",
>        shared_ldflag    => "-Wl,-Bsymbolic",
>        shared_defflag   => "-Wl,-M,",
>        shared_sonameflag=> "-Wl,-h,",
>    },
>After changing the shared_defflag to "-Wl, -Map," it works fine. i.e "-Wl,
>-M" is not recognized on Solaris, it needs to be "-Wl, -Map,".
>Couple of queries here:
>1. Is it not a bug on Solaris with OpenSSL 1.1.1b version?
>2. Can we modify 'Configurations/10-main.conf' in our local copy of OpenSSL
>which is used internally by our product?Will it cause any licensing
>problem(OpenSSL license and GPL)?
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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