liblegacy.a does not work unless compiled with -static

Sam Roberts vieuxtech at
Fri May 1 17:44:30 UTC 2020

On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 10:22 AM Salz, Rich via openssl-users
<openssl-users at> wrote:
> Hm, so DSO support is a requirement for legacy crypto now?  That probably needs to be made explicit, and see if the project gets pushback.

It would mean legacy alg support would not exist for Node.js binary
distributions, but I'm still figuring out how many legacy algs we

How hard we'd push back on that would depend on how hard our users
push back... but we won't know that until ossl3 makes it into a new
major of node, probably spring 2021, when it might be too late to
change anything.

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