Linker errors when trying to build OpenSSL with MD2 and RC5 support

Michael Wojcik Michael.Wojcik at
Sat Sep 14 18:18:26 UTC 2019

Again, please don't send questions about OpenSSL directly to me. I am not a member of the OpenSSL Project.

> From: Osman Zakir [mailto:osmanzakir90 at]
> Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:54

> I'm not trying to build a DLL, though.  I want to build a static .lib library (are there
> additional commands I need to give to make it build static libs?).

Yes, and they're documented in the Configure options just like everything else.

You need to configure with "no-shared" to disable the building of shared libraries. You may want no-dynamic-engine to have engines linked statically rather than loaded at runtime, no-zlib-dynamic for the same reason, and no-dso to disable loading of objects at runtime (though I'm not sure this has any effect on Windows builds). I don't think no-pic has any effect on Windows.

I can't guess what options you actually might want because you STILL haven't told us what you're trying to do, and why.

Michael Wojcik
Distinguished Engineer, Micro Focus

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