Compiling OpenSSL shared libraries with custom name on Unix platforms

Kenneth Goldman kgoldman at
Tue Jul 14 14:30:51 UTC 2020

> From: shivaramakrishna chakravarthula < at>
> Is it possible to compile OpenSSL shared libraries with custom
> names on Linux/ Unix platforms to avoid conflicts with installed
> OpenSSL libraries?
> I have tried to modify the SHLIB_EXT in Configure script but it is
> not working. I am sure it is a common problem and someone in this
> group can help.

If this is just for local testing, I typically build but don't
install.  By changing my paths, I can use the local copy.

If you're sure you have ABI compatibility, could you
manually copy and rename the .so files to /usr/include,
/usr/local/include  or equivalent?
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